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Stocks move higher on healthy data.
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Natural gas prices traded higher to start the week after forecasts show hotter than average temperatures in the United States.
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Bearish sentiment is becoming a contrarian support; but for now, aggressive Fed action, tightening financial conditions, and the liquidity drain may keep downward pressure on stocks.
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While the bargain hunters may be down, they’re not yet out. The VIX tells us that elevated volatility is likely to persist a while longer, but once again the indicators point to a modest potential gain by the end of the week.
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The economy has slowed amid rising inflation, aggressive monetary policy tightening and persistent global supply chain crises. In turn, the U.S. stock market has weakened.
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Major central banks are hiking interest rates rapidly and shrinking their balance sheets in an effort to "normalize" policy. The question hanging over the market is, "What is a normal policy rate?"
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