Monthly Archives: January 2022

Stocks Rise After Nasdaq Hits Correction Territory

U.S. stocks posted solid gains Thursday morning, with Nasdaq up nearly 1% the day after dipping into correction territory.

Stocks held their ground even as government bond yields again edged higher, part of a market repricing as the Federal Reserve gets set to tighten monetary policy.

The central bank meets next week, with markets indicating just a slight chance of action on interest rates. However, traders have fully priced in the first of what is expected to be four 0.25 percentage point hikes through 2022.

The two-year Treasury, which is most closely tied to Fed rate policy, most recently yielded about 1.04%, while the benchmark 10-year note was at 1.84%.

Markets were looking ahead to more earnings reports as well as the weekly update on initial jobless claims and existing home sales.

On the economy, the Dow Jones estimate for claims in the week ended Jan. 15 is 225,000, slightly less than the 230,000 from the previous period. Home sales for December are expected to total 6.48 million, a modest 0.3% increase from November, which had posted a gain of 1.9%.

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