The Federal Reserve’s in a tricky spot this week, committed to dovish monetary policy as the economy roars back from the coronavirus pandemic.
The SPDR Industrial ETF (XLI) set a new all-time closing high on Friday, while the SPDR Technology ETF (XLK) slid for a third straight week. The divergence follows a new trend of investors shifting toward value stocks that can withstand higher interest rates. They’re also looking for companies that can benefit from faster gross domestic product.
ABNB and DASH are looking to raise $6.2 billion — more than double the total for the entire month last year. Including other deals like Roblox and ContextLogic, the IPO market is on pace for the busiest December ever.
The Presidential Election tomorrow won’t just determine who sits in the White House. Outcomes in Congress could also have a major impact on fiscal stimulus at the same time coronavirus threatens to shut down the economy again. There’s a Federal Reserve meeting, as well, plus key employment data and more corporate earnings.
We’re finishing the busiest and most important week of earnings season. The five most-valuable U.S. companies issued results. Here’s a quick breakdown:
The Nasdaq-100 rose 4.2 percent between Friday, October 2, and Friday, October 9. It was the index’s third straight positive week, and its best performance since early July. Its gain was also twice the advance of the broader S&P 500 index.