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  US Stock Markets Ended Jan. 6, 2023
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Equites rallied during the first trading week of 2023. Buyers flooded the market as a risk on posture overtook equity markets as technology heavy Nasdaq 100 index returned 0.95% and the S&P 500 index returned 1.47%. The 10-year yield fell over 30bps after the ISM Prices Paid index and weaker wage growth fueled bets that inflation is abating faster than previously believed. In corporate news, Blackstone Inc. shares rallied after they announced a 4-billion-dollar investment from the University of California into their BREIT fund, which had been fielding withdrawal requests above their monthly maximum for some time. The inflow can potentially help to ease some doubts of the stability of the fund which helped to boost shares. Carnival Corp. rallied 14.14% last week after announcing they will be raising prices starting in April, supporting the idea that demand is recovering in the cruise line space as COVID headwinds abate. Salesforce.com Inc. announced a restructuring plan which highlights a 10% reduction in their workforce and a strategic plan to improve operating margins, the business software developer saw its shares rally 5.97% last week. Idaho located french fry maker Lamb Weston started off earnings season with a bang last week after announcing quarterly sales and earnings beat their previous estimates and they raised their fiscal year EPS estimates to $4 per share from $2.85 previously. They credited their ability to pass on price hikes to customers as well as their joint venture into Europe for their outstanding results. Looking ahead to next week all eyes will be on the CPI data expected to be released Thursday morning, other economic releases include import prices, consumer confidence and wholesale inventories. On Friday next week, most mega cap banks are expected to release quarterly results. We expect quarterly reports from CitiGroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. among others. 

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