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

Fed still engaged in inflation fight: Weekly Economic Review & Outlook

Last week was a slow week for economic news and data. Fed Chair Jerome Powell restated his prior stance that the door remains open for more rate hikes if inflation and the economy do not slow meaningfully but added that the Fed will be cautious when considering policy decisions at next month’s FOMC meeting. On the data front, consumer sentiment fell again, hitting a six-month low and nearing its lowest reading in a year.