The major indexes rose ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee’s interest rate decision Wednesday afternoon — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.
The Federal Reserve is expected to move ahead with its third consecutive 0.75% interest rate hike to tame high inflation.
Investors are also awaiting more details from Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s post-meeting news conference, as well as the quarterly economic and rate projections.
In other news, mortgage demand grew even as rates surpassed 6%. Refinance applications, which are more sensitive to changes in interest rates, also rose 10% for the week.
In this morning’s stock market recap video, I’ll discuss what to expect from the Fed meeting later today… what current volatility levels indicate… one sector that’s grossly oversold from a historic perspective… how to position yourself for this week’s big Fed data… whether or not stocks are done selling off… plus my top stock to take advantage of the current downside.
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 30,706.23.
- Futures: 30,937.
- Change: +136.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 3,855.93.
- Futures: 3,892.75.
- Change: +20.
- Close: 11,851.54.
- Futures: 11,971.5.
- Change: +48.5.
- Close: 1,787.5.
- Futures: 1,808.2.
- Change: +12.9.
Note: Updated as of 9:18 a.m. EDT
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- What Is the Dow and How Does It Work?
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Nasdaq and How to Trade It
- What Companies Make up the S&P 500 and How Can I Trade It?
- What Is the VIX? Understanding Stock Market Volatility
- A Beginner’s Guide to Stock Sector Analysis and Relative Strength
- How to Pick Winning Stocks With Simple Market Analysis Tools
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