Last week, Fed Chair Powell said the U.S. would not tame inflation without economic pain.
A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period.
In a holiday-shortened week of trading, stocks posted healthy gains despite more tough talk on monetary policy from Fed officials.
The overhang of Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech the previous week carried over into last week as investors recalibrated stock valuations amid a seemingly more assertive monetary policy stance.
A comprehensive sell-off on Friday following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week.
Stocks tumbled on Friday, sending stocks to a weekly loss after an otherwise quiet August week of trading.
An improving inflation outlook buoyed investors’ spirits last week, helping lift stocks to solid gains.
Stocks turned in a mixed performance last week as investors struggled with headlines suggesting that the Fed was unlikely to soon ease up on its current monetary tightening policy.
Undaunted by another Fed rate hike and news of a contracting economy, the stock market rallied last week on better-than-expected corporate earnings.
Stocks rallied last week as investor spirits lifted thanks to a better-than-expected start to the second-quarter earnings season.