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MarketBites💸: Strengthening Dollar

 

 

Welcome to MarketBites! Here's all you need to about yesterday's market news.

 

Quote of the day:

"Play by the rules, but be ferocious."

 - Phil Knight

 

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PORTFOLIO MANAGER COMMENTARY

U.S. stocks had a rough end to the week with all three indexes finishing lower. The S&P 500 declined -1.26%, the Dow slid -0.84%, and the Nasdaq finished in last place at -1.96%.

 

All eyes were on the Fed yesterday, as officials suggested the central bank could maintain a rapid pace of interest-rate raises. The news caused investors to second-guess their previous assumptions about how aggressive Fed policy could be moving forward. 

 

The WSJ Dollar Index increased 0.6% on Friday. The dollar is on pace for its largest one-week percentage increase since March 2020 according to Dow Jones Market Data. Higher interest rates tend to bolster U.S. dollars as yield-seeking investors pour more money into U.S. dollar-denominated securities.

 

Meme stocks had an atrocious trading session, with shares of Bed Bath & Beyond dropping -40% after activist investor Ryan Cohen sold his 10% stake in the company. GameStop and AMC Entertainment also had poor days, falling -7.2% and -6.7%, respectively.

 

CHART OF THE DAY

New research conducted by DealEdge found that investments made by private equity firms during recovery years have consistently outperformed the long-term averages.

 

PE Investments

 

By Kevin Hurley

Investment Analyst

 

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