Roland Stoever: Market Week: March 19, 2018

Monday, Mar 19, 2018

Roland Stoever
Stoever Glass & Co., Inc.
Phone: (212) 952-1910
P: (800) 223-3881
E: roland@stoeverglass.com

The Markets (as of market close March 16, 2018)

Market volatility has been fueled by investor concerns of accelerating inflation. However, last week's Consumer Price Index, retail sales, and Producer Price Index reports showed inflationary trends in February were subdued. Nevertheless, stocks posted weekly losses, possibly resulting from investor fears that the administration's trade policy could drive up costs for domestic manufacturers. Each of the indexes listed here lost value by last week's end, led by the large caps of the Dow and S&P 500, followed closely by the Nasdaq, which dropped a little over 1.0%. The small caps of the Russell 2000 and the Global Dow outperformed larger shares. Treasury yields receded as bond prices advanced, possibly reflecting the weak inflation data previously referenced.

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