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Analytics, 14 August 2022

Week 32 in Brief

North America

The reports on consumer and wholesale inflation indicated prices rose less than expected last month, as preliminary reading of consumer sentiment for the month of August showed a trend of easing prices and a possibility that inflation may have peaked. The Dow gained close to 3% for the week, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 rose over 3%.

How did the major indices perform?

On Friday

For the week

What drove the U.S. market?

How did the European markets perform?

How did Asian markets perform?

Bonds and Commodities


Next week

Next week will perhaps be focused on earnings reports from major retailers as results from Walmart and Home Depot coming in on Tuesday. Other retailers including Lowe’s, Target, and TJX Companies will report on Wednesday, followed by Ross Stores and Kohl’s on Thursday.

In terms of reports from policymakers, the U.S. Census Bureau will release July retail sales figures on Wednesday. This report provides updates on consumer spending. Investors will also expect the latest updates on the U.S. housing market next week, with July building permits and housing starts available on Tuesday, and existing home sales on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will release meeting minutes from its latest policy meeting held in July, which could offer additional insights into policymakers’ decisions.

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