Economic Beat: Financial News

How will current market developments affect you? The thought leaders at Fifth Third Bank can help make sense of it all. Listen to the Economic Beat as they discuss what happened last week and what they expect will be the focus of this week. Click the button below to listen or read the transcript to this week's Economic Beat.

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Past Economic Beats

September 26, 2022

Can inflation ease before the economy falls into a recession?

Concerns about recession risks rose after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by 75 basis points to curb inflation. The primary question for investors is whether inflation can ease before the economy falls into a recession. The next few months of data will be crucial in determining which path the economy takes.

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September 19, 2022

The S&P 500 logged its worst session since June 2020

The market was in risk-off mode last week, with a hotter-than-expected August CPI inflation report on Tuesday sparking a big selloff. The S&P 500 logged its worst session since June 2020, raising fears of a more-aggressive Fed. At the same time, the World Bank issued a warning that aggressive tightening is increasing the odds of a global recession.

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September 12, 2022

Investors were encouraged by further evidence of peak inflation

While last week’s market action may prove to be a bear market bounce, investors were encouraged by further evidence of peak inflation and solid labor market data, supporting hopes for a soft landing. Federal Reserve officials continued their recent hawkish commentary and expectations firmed for a 75-basis point rate hike at the September policy meeting.

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