Week Ending 10/20/2023


US stocks fell by 2.37% and international stocks by 2.75%. Bonds dropped by 1.75%. The yield on the treasury hit 4.98% this week, the highest level since July 2007. The yield has had a steep rise since the Fed last increased interest rates in late July (up over one percentage point). Stocks are now down by 7.5% since July 26th.

86 S&P 500 companies have reported earnings, recording a 4.9% increase over last year. Almost 3/4 have topped estimates.

The Fed seems like it will hold off on interest rate increases for the time being but is sticking with the higher for longer theme.