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Markets and Economy

Nationwide’s Chief of Investment Research and the Nationwide Economics team offer daily and weekly commentary and analysis of the equity and bond markets, including an overview of economic data being released, global market news, commodities and market performance by index returns. These timely insights can help you navigate markets and understand emerging trends.

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Economic Commentary

An unexpected inflation reprieve: Weekly Economic Review & Outlook

October’s consumer inflation report came in lower than forecasted. Equity markets responded positively to expectations of smaller Fed rate hikes ahead with the S&P 500 jumping by 5.5 percent last Thursday. But inflation remains highly elevated and one month of cooler prices does not make a trend. Elsewhere, survey results indicate that optimism is very low for small business owners and consumers alike.