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Friday’s ETF Winner and Loser: Large-Cap Returns

As the first quarter of 2023 comes to a close, the markets had another green day. Investors seem to be satisfied with the way the banking crisis was handled as fears about the near future subside. VIX - often called the fear index - is down 2.16% on the day and over 13% over the last 5 days.


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Five Economists React to Core PCE Numbers: What Will The Fed Do Next?

Core PCE inflation, the Federal Reserve's preferred gauge of inflation, rose by 4.6% year on year in February 2023, the lowest rate in 15 months and below market expectations of a rise 4.7%. Core PCE prices rose by 0.3% month over month, following a 0.5% surge in January and falling short of market expectations of 0.4%.


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University Of Michigan Revises Consumer Confidence Index Lower For March; Long-Term Inflation Expectations Remain High

The University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Index was revised downward from an original estimate of 63.2 to 62 points in March on Friday — down by 5 points or 8.8% from February. One broad takeaway: Sentiment among U.S.


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5 Best And Worst Performing Country ETFs For Q1 2023: A Defaulting Country’s Stock Market Beats S&P 500

As the first quarter of 2023 is coming to an end, now is an opportune time to assess the stock market performance of different countries. The U.S. stock market, as represented by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (ARCA: SPY), ranks only 22nd in the top performing country ETFs list, posting a quarterly total return of about 6%.