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|By Mahdis Marzooghian|
What goes up must come down, right? That has certainly been the case with the latest market action.
We saw two days of selling in the market this week. On Tuesday, the sell-off was mostly attributed to data showing continued tightness in the labor market, with traders fearing that this will convince the Fed to continue its rate hike crusade.
Then there was that whole deal with ratings agency Fitch downgrading U.S. debt to AA+ on Wednesday.
Now, we know that August tends to be a historically weaker month for markets, so we’re not really seeing anything out of the norm here. Plus, a correction after weeks of buying and trader optimism is regarded by many as a healthy, necessary thing.
Then early Friday, we saw the Dow Jones Industrial enjoying a brief rally of about 190 points after the release of the July jobs report. The July jobs report showed that the U.S. economy added 187,000 jobs last month, down from June's 209,000 increase.
This led to the unemployment rate sinking to 3.5% from
3.6%, and likely allays the market’s fears regarding future Fed rate hikes. At least for now.
And while it’s probably best not to make your investment decisions based on anything the Fed says or does, you can always depend on the research done by our team of analysts to help you make the best decisions for you and your money.
Here’s their latest research from this past week …
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Until next time,
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