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It was a rough week for investors, as the major indices gave back all their gains from the prior week. Why? Traders (not investors) front ran this week’s inflation data, hoping for a much softer number that would take the Fed’s foot off the rate hike pedal.
Investors are engaged in a game of tug-of-war. What are they fighting about? Fear. Inflation fears and recession fears. Each piece of economic data seems like the bell starting the next round. Employment data for August was released Friday, showing 315,000 jobs being added, down from a revised 526,000 jobs in July.
The markets took an abrupt change Friday morning after Fed Governor Jay Powell delivered his speech at the Jackson Hole, Wyoming economic symposium. Consensus coming into the meeting was that the heavy lifting on rate hikes was behind us and the old dovish tone would return from Mr. Powell. It was not to be.
By: Jeff Anderson, CFA This Week: It’s that time of year again when the investment community pours over Hedge Fund’s must submit a 13-F filing
By: Jeff Anderson, CFA This Week: Volatility in the bond and equity markets continued this week. The S&P 500 clawed back over half of its