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How aggressive will the Fed be in 2022?

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Futures on stock indices are falling overnight as all eyes remain on the US central bank and interest rates, and against the near background a prolonged Russian attack on Ukraine.


The S&P 500 futures were down 0.2%, the Nasdaq 100 was down 0.3% and the Dow futures were down 0.2% as of 4:00 a.m. ET.


All major indexes posted growth last week: the S&P 500 added 1.8%, the Nasdaq Composite 2.0% and the Dow Industrials 0.3%. Small capitalization lagged behind when Russell 2000 fell 0.4%.


The street digested comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell last week that inflation was “too high” and that the Fed was “taking the necessary steps to ensure a return to price stability.”


Throughout 2022, market prices were mostly raised by 25 basis points, but Powell made it clear that he was ready to increase the rate on federal funds by 50 basis points several times.


Goldman Sachs is now looking for an increase from the Fed by 50 basis points after meetings in May and June, and Bank of America has revised its Fed forecast to increase by 50 basis points in June and July.


Citigroup requires an increase of 50 basis points in May, June, July and September with an additional increase of 25 basis points until the Fed rate reaches a range of 3.00% to 3.25% in May 2023.


Accordingly, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury bonds reached a two-year high of 2.503% on Friday.


Brent oil futures remain up to $ 116.12 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate futures are at $ 109.26 as of 4:00 a.m. ET.



Here are the basics of economic and corporate earnings that we will be looking at this week


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Monday: Salary from XPeng ( XPEV), AngloGold Ashanti ( AU), Jefferies ( JEF), Gingko Bioworks ( DNA)



Tuesday: consumer confidence, vacancies; income from Micron ( MU), lululemon ( LULU), McCormick ( MKC), Chewable ( CHWY)



Wednesday: ADP employment report; income from Paychex ( PAYX), Exelon ( EXC), BioNTech ( BNTX), UiPath ( THE WAY)



Thursday: Unemployment claims; income from Walgreens ( WBA)



Friday: Non-agricultural wages



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Examining the activities of options on Tradier API stocks, we saw a great interest of bulls in them Apple ( AAPL) and NVIDIA ( NVDA). Last week, Apple shares were told every day, rising 6.5% for the week. Apple has risen 16% in the last two weeks and has now recovered all its losses for the previous month.


NVIDIA announced at its investor day conference on Thursday that it sees an opportunity of $ 1 trillion in its business lines.


Among the bearish options activity we have seen significant interest in Conscious ( LCID) and Camber Energy ( CEI). Since closing at $ 55.52 on November 16, 2021, shares of Lucid have fallen nearly 55% under the weight of supply chain problems and related production cuts.


Camber Energy still does not meet NYSE American’s ongoing listing standards for delayed applications for 10-K and 10-Q. The company’s reporting deadline is April 1, 2022, but it has already received an extension from the exchange, and another may be needed.



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