With renewed Covid concerns due to increased cases, the stock market favored large cap growth and technology. This explains why the Nasdaq could finish the week at a record high on the same day the Dow Jones fell over 260 points.

For the week ahead, it’s a short trading week but it could be a big one for the markets. First, do we get a Fed chair announcement? Breaking news: just prior to this taping President Biden will renominate Jay Powell. For economic data, we get consumer confidence and housing data. Consumer confidence has taken a hit due to inflation, but it hasn’t stopped consumers from spending. The key question is does it at some point?

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The Covid playbook

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