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STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Monday, 1 August 2022

STOCK MARKET WATCH, Monday, 1 August 2022



Previous SMW:
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AT THE CLOSING BELL ON 29 July 2022



Dow Jones 32,845.13 +315.50 (0.97%)
S&P 500 4,130.29 +57.86 (1.42%)
Nasdaq 12,390.69 +228.09 (1.88%)




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Quote for the Day:

There is one main lesson of those burning summer weeks thatís almost too obvious to put into words. Itís a truth we want to ignore, coupled to our instinctive unwillingness to admit that violence can have a positive effect. We should remember that itís easier to destroy than to build, and itís really easy to destroy something you have no stake in.

Cecilia Holland. Blood on the Tracks; Kindle Single (c) 2011




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Tansy_Gold Jul 31 OP
bucolic_frolic Jul 31 #1
Warpy Jul 31 #2
Tansy_Gold Aug 1 #3

Response to Tansy_Gold (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2022, 10:36 AM

1. In my twisted mind markets are roaring because inflation is being allowed to run

Stocks are being revalued - reinflated - by all the money juicing through the investment world, which is totally distinct from the ordinary working man's economy. There is no idea at all that Powell's Fed will choke off inflation Volcker-style. If there were, the markets would be half what they are now. No, it's clear the Fed, unlike the Volcker-era Fed, has no arrows in its quiver. They will just raise rates and see what happens. A year from now they'll be touting their success because inflation is down to 6.5%, and they'll be easing again to create jobs and support markets.

Hedge funds and private equity run our economy. Publicly traded equities are so passe. Only a sucker would hitch their wagon to investments highly regulated by the SEC - which is why that is the total array of investment options available to working people - 401K and what index fund would you like?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 31, 2022, 04:40 PM

2. That's possible and an explanation for part of it

The other part is the robber barons who sold just before Ukraine was invaded and sanctions seemed destined to cause a steep rise in oil prices. They've decided the market has fallen about as much as it was going to since oil prices have started to decline, so it's time to pump again, the dump coming next fall when energy prices go up again.

The SEC has been turned into a paper tiger by Republicans.

What is desperately needed is a transaction tax. We also desperately need a way to cut these ridiculous personal fortunes down to size, wealthy men always managing to be the enemies of democracy since they think money confers superior wisdom.

Some wages will rise in a tight labor market. We need Federal help to make sure all of them rise.

And some day we might even see a return to the progressive income tax.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 1, 2022, 03:38 PM

3. nutshell

"We also desperately need a way to cut these ridiculous personal fortunes down to size, wealthy men always managing to be the enemies of democracy since they think money confers superior wisdom. "

No effing sh*t.

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