Stock market news

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Daily market snapshot

U.S. equity markets closed substantially lower, down over 1.5%, as investors were spooked by not only the uncertainty around the omicron variant, but also whether the Federal Reserve may consider accelerating its bond-tapering process next month. The technology, real estate and consumer discretionary sectors held up better, while financials, industrials and materials underperformed. Meanwhile, the 10-year Treasury yield fell to 1.44% levels, as investors fled to safe-haven assets like government bonds.

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Weekly market wrap

The holiday-shortened week ended with a bang, as news of a new COVID-19 strain overseas sparked worries over potential renewed lockdowns, with equity markets enduring the steepest daily decline in two months. Thin holiday trading volume likely exacerbated the reaction, but this is a reminder that despite the recent rally and still-favorable fundamental outlook, pandemic and policy uncertainties still pose credible risks to the market's tranquility in the near term.

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Quarterly market outlook

The Quarterly Market Outlook offers our perspective on recent activity in the capital markets. The Edward Jones Investment Policy Committee offers its viewpoints on the U.S. economy, stocks, the bond market, international markets and asset classes, as well as a special topic of interest to investors each quarter.

These aren’t short-term predictions. Rather, this is Edward Jones’ perspective on market and economic topics, designed to help you make decisions affecting your long-term financial strategy. As you read through each topic, you'll find specific actions you can discuss with your financial advisor.

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