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Did Stocks Bottom In May?

The S&P 500 finished the month of May on Tuesday, closing the month unchanged, rising by 0.01% and closing at 4,132.15. Our work continues to label the primary trend as down, or "bearish". Nervousness is in the air, but whether that nervousness is misplaced would seem to lie in whether or not the U.S. economy does indeed head into recession here in 2022. That will probably determine whether the S&P 500's bottom in May at the 3,810 region is actually thee bottom.

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Stocks Fall For The 2nd Consecutive Month, The Market Feels Sick

The S&P 500 fell -1.27% this week with Friday's close at 4,328.87. Friday's weekly close is the lowest weekly close since July of 2021 at 4,327.16. The index has now declined six of the last nine weeks and is down -9.18% thus far in 2022. We often marvel at how things seem to change from year to year, and it's like the volatility switch got turned on the minute we flipped the calendar to 2022. What's in store for the rest of the year? Have a read to find out!

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Stocks Sprint Through The Finish Line

The S&P 500 gained 0.85% this week with Friday's close at 4,766.18. Friday's close is a new all-time high weekly close. The index opened the week flying higher on Monday, closing the session at 4,791.19. We then traded to a new all-time high at 4,807.02 on Tuesday, a new all-time high daily close at 4,793.06 on Wednesday (our 70th new all-time high daily close of 2021), and another new all-time high on Thursday at 4,808.93. Clearly, Santa brought all the presents this year!

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