Market Notebook

by | Dec 17, 2023

Discussion – 

Equity prices, as measured by ticker SPY, and bond prices, as measured by ticker BND, closed higher on the week.

SPY price continues to push to new highs, suggesting a possible transition to an upward trend.

BND price action suggests a possible transition to an upward trend.

Market participant optimism continued during the last week. Inflation data suggesting further rate hikes will not be necessary, along with decent economic fundamentals in the U.S. appear to be contributing to recent price moves in both equities and bonds.

Economic indicators within the Market Notebook remain mixed.

Jobless claims are to be watched as an important indicator of a potential recession. Thus far, jobless claims are not indicative of a near-term recession.

All the best during the week ahead!

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