Market Pulse

Market Pulse

April 15, 2024

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

A look back

  • Equities were lower for a second week in a row, marking the sixth down week of the year. The S&P 500 fell 1.5% with small and mid caps both falling nearly 3.0%. International developed markets also finished the week lower.
  • U.S. Treasury yields rose for the second-straigh tweek and are at the highest level since November. The 10-year ended the week at 4.52%, an increase of 0.13% from the prior week.
  • The latest inflation report came in hotter than expected again this month, pushing out expectations for the first Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut.

A look ahead

  • Following a disappointing week of economic data releases, markets will focus on comments from several Fed officials this week, as well as various housing data releases.
  • Earnings season continues this week with 37 S&P 500 companies reporting first quarter results. Expectations are for another quarter of modest earnings growth.
  • Economic Releases: Retail Sales, Housing Starts, Building Permits, Existing Home Sales, and Leading Economic Indicators.

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