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Analytics, 20 November 2022

Week 46 in brief

North America

Indices on Wall Street edged higher on Friday after a choppy trading session but gains in the day could not offset losses earlier in the week, leaving the three major indices in weekly losses.

For the day, gains in defensive shares overshadowed energy declines, and investors shrugged off hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials about interest rate hikes.

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 be a holiday-shortened one in the U.S., with the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.

On Wednesday, investors can expect data on October new home sales, a PMI reading from S&P Global, and the final reading of the University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index (MCSI). Also, the Federal Reserve will release meeting minutes from the FOMC’s latest monetary policy meeting. Earnings reports this week will arrive from Dell Technologies, Zoom, Dollar Tree, HP, Baidu, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Nordstrom, among others.

The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday in the U.S., a day filled with shopping deals and discounts that typically marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Economists often view Black Friday shopping as a key bellwether for the retail sector and overall consumer confidence. Analysts project that stubbornly high inflation and ongoing supply chain bottlenecks could adversely affect consumers and retailers this holiday season, as consumer purchasing power has declined while stores grapple with higher costs and declining revenues.

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