Daily Market Update for 12/9

Now that Omicron fears seem behind us, investors’ focus turned to inflation and how the Fed might react if Consumer Price Index data is higher than expected. That caused investors to move into defensive positions on Thursday ahead of the CPI report due on Friday.

Daily Market Update for 12/7

Investors rushed back into risk assets as more assurances came from experts that Omicron might spread faster but have less severe symptoms. The drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline also reported that their antibody-based COVID-19 therapy is effective against the new variant.

Daily Market Update for 12/6

Whiplash moves in the market driven by Omicron fears continued today. Optimism gained over the weekend as doctors reported mild symptoms for Omicron cases, and it seems vaccines are still effective against the new variant. The positive outlook helped drive markets higher today.

Daily Market Update for 12/1

Fears over omicron continued to put pressure on markets, despite optimism that drove a morning rally. Not only did the US find its first case of the new variant, but the Fed’s Jerome Powell signaled that inflation might not recede next year as previously thought. The two caused markets to give up early gains and decline further.