Market Notebook

by | Jul 9, 2023

Discussion – 

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

SPY price appears established in an upward trend. Although SPY price retreated last week, the trend looks well-established and healthy on a daily chart from a technical perspective.

BND price action last week was significant, breaking lower out of consolidation.

Last week’s sentiment appeared correlated to the idea that inflation is not yet tamed and interest rates may stay “higher” for “longer.” This idea seemed to move both equity and bond prices.

Economic indicators within the Market Notebook remain mixed.

Jobless claims are to be watched as a key indicator of a potential recession. Thus far, jobless claims are not indicative of a recession.

All the best during the week ahead!

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