The major indexes headed higher to start the week, with several catalysts looming on the horizon — and more in Monday’s stock market recap.
Investors are awaiting November’s Consumer Price Index data, which will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, looking for any sign that inflation is easing after the number for October showed some improvement.
The Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting also starts Tuesday, with the central bank expected to announce its next rate hike on Wednesday.
Confirmation of the expected rate hike isn’t all investors will be keen to hear, however, as Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s forward-looking guidance will also be key to market reaction.
In this morning’s stock market recap video, I’ll reveal the biggest catalyst this week in the stock market… why I believe the bond market is overbought… whether energy stocks are pulling back or losing long-term momentum… how to gauge current stock market action… an update on momentum levels in the Dow and S&P 500… and whether stocks are ready to soar or sink.
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 33,476.46.
- Futures: 33,476.46.
- Change: +75.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 3,934.38.
- Futures: 3,980.
- Change: +12.
- Close: 11,563.33.
- Futures: 11,713.
- Change: +30.
- Close: 1,796.66.
- Futures: 1,816.9.
- Change: +5.7.
Note: Updated as of 9:28 a.m. ET
To kick off the week, each Monday video will outline my weekly outlook and any actionable announcements, news or catalysts I’m watching. I’ll also outline exactly which opportunities I expect to unfold in the coming five trading days, so check out this short video for more information!
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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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