Market Drama

Featuring Zoe CEO & Founder, Andres Garcia-Amaya, CFA

January 29, 2024 
Watch Time: 3 minutes

Welcome to this week’s Market Drama!

Stock Market Updates:

  • The S&P 500 was up 1.1% for the week.

Economic Updates: 

  • Oil was the big surprise with oil prices being 6.6% up for the week.
    • It is now up 9% year-to-date.
    • Why was oil up so much? 
      • Both PMI data as well as GDP data the the fourth quarter of 2023 were better than expected. 
      • Both services and manufacturing data were better than expected. 
      • GDP data is more backward-looking but it shows that the economy grew at 3.3% annualized, better than the 2% expectation.
        • The biggest driver was consumption, which grew at 2.8%.
  • Inflation data: PCE data, personal consumption expenditures data came out. 
    • Core PCE (gets rid of the noise), came in better than expected at 2.9% year-over-year growth.

Coming up next week:

  • January 31st will be the next Fed meeting. 

Stay tuned for next week.

– Andres

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