Market Notebook

by | Jan 29, 2023

Discussion – 

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

SPY closed above weekly resistance and appears established in an upward trend.

BND moved slightly higher again last week and appears established in an upward trend. The slowing of gains could transition BND from an upward trend to an area of consolidation.

Optimism was on full display last week as equity prices moved sharply higher.

Economic indicators within the Market Notebook remain mixed. Real economic activity will likely slow over the next few months as the Federal Reserve continues to act to contain inflationary pressures.

Corporate earnings, along with a heavy economic data release week, could cause increased volatility.

It seems prudent to reiterate that the October lows in BND could be the cycle lows, and it may be prudent to adjust portfolio bond holdings.

All the best during the week ahead!

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