The U.S consumer and cruise stocks climbed and investors are getting anxious about September’s interest rate hike.
Later this week, investors are expecting the monetary policymakers to announce their next interest rate hike percentage. Or, at the very least, clarify whether the Federal Reserve tightens or loosens monetary policy.
Over the past 14 days, Wall Street’s gains were below what was expected due to low consumer sentiment and geopolitical tensions between the U.S and China.
Previously this week, the Euro fell to its lowest level in the past 20 years. The Euro/USD peer traded at 1 £/0.99. The U.S dollar climbed this week compared to the euro, the Chinese yuan, and the Turkish lira. The U.S dollar benchmark showed a 0.02% increase by the end of Wednesday’s session.
Despite early fears regarding September U.S interest hikes, the S&P 500 posted positive gains in today’s session. Consumer stocks and the energy sector performed better this week, propelling the S&P 500 and technology stocks higher. Consumer stocks and the energy sector performed better this week, propelling the S&P 500 and technology stocks higher.
The S&P 500 benchmark earlier posted a 0.24% increase, and now it’s 0.41%. The tech stock gained 0.60%, a 0.11% increase from the morning opening hours. The Dow Jones posted a 0.27% increase.
Cruises and consumer stocks were among the best-performing stocks this week, but as for retail stocks, the downward trend is more likely to keep moving down. As for tech stocks, the micro-environmental challenges that await the chip-making industry remain a big concern for investors. Investors are now in a holding or selling-off position. There. There. There is no official news about how much the hawkishness rate is. Expats believe that tech stocks will either go up or down depending on the Federal Reserve’s hawkish tone.
According to government data, US crude oil production reached a new high of 11.1 million barrels. According to government data, US crude oil production reached a new high of 11.1 million barrels.
Oil production in the United States has increased significantly in recent weeks, but it remains below pre-pandemic levels.
By weaponizing oil and gas by Russia, the global oil supply was disrupted and in a case of chaos. That pushed the U.S and the OPEC members to increase their daily production capacity. At first, the offer was denied by the OPEC members, but after further negotiation, all members agreed to increase their daily production.
Over the past 6 days, the global crude oil prices have traded above $100 per barrel, confirming the fact that energy prices remain high. especially in the EuroZone.
Today, the U.S. WTI was up by 0.6% to $94 per barrel. Gasoline prices in the U.S. fell but remain high in some states. The recession’s worries in the U.S.U.S clearly affected energy and tech stocks over the past two quarters. The EIA reported that over the past week, the U.S daily oil production reached 12 million barrels per day.
Undoubtedly, this week’s results were mixed as investors feared that September hikes would be more aggressive. Oil production has increased in the U.S which might make other parties such as Saudi Arabia concerned.
As for the Federal Reserve’s tightening policy, its unprecedented hawkishness rate, and its effect on the chip-making industry.