Market Pulse

Market Pulse

March 25, 2024

Market views heading into the week highlight what we're watching and important news ahead.

A look back

  • Stocks were up last week, breaking a two-week downward trend, as the S&P 500 saw a 2.3% gain. Small caps and international developed stocks lagged but ended the week 1.9% and 1.2% higher, respectively.
  • Yields fell in reaction to dovish remarks during the Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting midweek. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed Friday at 4.21% after ending the previous week at 4.31%.
  • Leading indicators ticked higher for the first time in two years alongside an increase in existing home sales - the third increase in the past four months.

A look ahead

  • In the holiday-capped week ahead, investors will be looking for signals of a healthy economy in a busy week of economic data releases. Attention will largely be on consumer confidence and inflation data readings.
  • Fed Chair Powell will be speaking at a macroeconomics and monetary policy conference on Friday in San Francisco.
  • Economic releases: New Home Sales, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Sentiment, and Personal Consumption Expenditures.

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