247.06 +0.44 (0.18%)
After hours: 6:41PM EDT
|Bid||246.88 x 200|
|Ask||247.00 x 2000|
|Day's Range||246.32 - 249.65|
|52 Week Range||203.64 - 265.93|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
The markets did very well in January until all four major averages hit new all-time highs on January 26. However, the ensuing market correction in early February instilled fear into the markets that hasn’t been seen in quite some time! Could this have marked the peak of the bull market?
We do anticipate plenty of reportage on this meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), even as the markets have long baked-in a quarter-point hike.
In the last two articles, we learned that billionaire investor Richard Bernstein is concerned about the inflationary situation and income-oriented strategies. The economic cycle generally goes through three different phases: early cycle, mid-cycle, and late cycle. In such a scenario, the implementation of tariffs could create more concern for income-oriented investors.
With all this in mind, disciplined investors who focus on fundamental data and treat noise appropriately are likely to be rewarded in our current market and economic environment.
On March 14, 2018, Richard Bernstein, billionaire investor and CEO and CIO (chief investment officer) of Richard Bernstein Advisors, shared his view on tariffs, inflation, and income in his March 2018 insights report. After President Donald Trump’s announcement about import tariffs on steel and aluminum on March 1, major US indexes such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), and the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) fell 1.3%, 1.7%, and 1.3%, respectively, on the day.
According to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Consumer Price Index, or the inflation index, rose 0.2% in February compared to a 0.5% rise in January 2018. This inflation figure met the market expectation of a 0.2% rise. Softer improvement in the inflation index in February is mainly due to the improvement in prices for the apparel, motor vehicle insurance, and shelter indexes.
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Initial Jobless Claims, along with other economic metrics were released on this particular Thursday, including Import/Export Prices, Empire State and Philly Fed reports.