Monday: Optimism Ahead of Key Announcements
Stock prices started the week on a high note as investors anticipated the upcoming Consumer Price Index (CPI) report and the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision. The Dow rose by 0.2%, the S&P 500 added 0.3%, and the Nasdaq picked up 0.4%, setting a positive tone for the week ahead.

Tuesday: Market Uncertainty Before Fed Announcement
Tuesday saw a bit of a tug-of-war in the markets as Wall Street struggled to find direction amid concerns about the Federal Reserve’s upcoming announcement. Despite gains in the tech sector, the Dow slipped 0.3%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.3%, and the Nasdaq surged by 0.9%.

Wednesday: Mixed Reactions to CPI and Fed Decisions
Investors reacted to a cooler-than-expected CPI report and the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged. This led to mixed outcomes, with the Dow ending 0.1% lower, while the S&P 500 rose by 0.9%, and the Nasdaq increased by 1.5%.

Thursday: PPI Release and Continued Market Uncertainty
The release of the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) led to a mixed trading session as investors weighed its implications. The Dow decreased by 0.2%, the S&P 500 added a slight 0.2%, and the Nasdaq continued to gain, picking up 0.3%.

Friday: Consumer Sentiment Dampens Market Enthusiasm
A discouraging lower-than-expected preliminary Consumer Sentiment report dented investor confidence. The Dow declined by 0.2%, the S&P 500 closed almost flat with a 0.04% drop, and the Nasdaq managed to eke out a 0.1% gain.

Weekly Overview: Gains in S&P 500 and Nasdaq, Dow Falls Behind
For the week, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq notched their second consecutive weekly gain, while the Dow fell short, ending with a loss. This mixed performance reflects the market’s cautious optimism and reactions to key economic data and Fed decisions.

Stay tuned for our video forecast on the week ahead, where we’ll provide insights and predictions to help navigate the ever-changing landscape of the stock market.

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