Economic factors to look at to keep up with the market


What kind of market is it?

In 2022, the market seems to be inverse to inflation. As inflation goes up, the market goes down. So with the Fed meeting announcing a 75 basis point rate hike, which might signal a recession, it’s a good thing for the market because it will bring inflation and, most likely, up the market.

  • Pro-tips
    • shortages cause inflation
    • when things are going on sale, it means there’s more inventory

Main question to ask yourself: Where do you think the market will be in a year from now?

Economic calendar events

As I was reading Stock market news live updates: Stocks struggle for direction after last week’s rebound on the Yahoo stock market news website, they mention some economic events that I hadn’t heard of before but they seem like catalyst events that can affect the direction of the market so I’ll keep a close eye on them.

  • core PCE inflation
  • the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of consumer prices
  • the Conference Board’s consumer sentiment survey
  • manufacturing and housing reports

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