U.S. Stock Market Sees Modest Losses Last Week
Last week saw U.S. stocks take a slight dip, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 3%, the S&P 500 index dropping 2.7%, the Nasdaq composite sinking 3.3%, and the small-cap Russell 2000 slumping 2.9%. This marked the fourth straight week of losses for the Dow and the first time the S&P 500 has recorded two consecutive weeks of losses since December.
The Fed tightening forecasts are rising in the wake of the market's losses, with the CME Group's FedWatch indicating a 30bp hike in March, including a 20% chance of a 50 basis point hike. The market also expects a 25 basis point hike in May and a 72% chance of a similar hike in June.
At the close of trading on Friday, the Dow rose 0.39%, but was down 0.13% for the week. The S&P 500 fell 0.28%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.58%, and the Nasdaq 100 slid 111.25 points. The S&P 500 is currently flat month-to-date, providing some optimism for bulls.
Overall, the U.S. stock market saw modest losses last week, with the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all registering losses. With the Fed tightening forecasts on the rise, traders will be carefully monitoring the market to see how it reacts in the coming weeks.
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