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U.S. stock prices ended the week higher as the Fed remained resolute in its stance on fighting inflation and raised interest rates 0.25%, despite investor concerns in the banking industry.

U.S. stock prices declined sharply as investors reacted to the Congressional testimony of Fed Chair Powell and concerns about the banking sector as the government took control of SVB Financial.

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. Inflation is on the rise. The unemployment rate remains low despite a recent wave of corporate layoffs. What does it all mean? That is the quintessential investor question, and it is a difficult one to answer.

U.S. stock prices ended the week lower as the S&P 500 recorded its worst weekly loss since early December, falling -2.66%, as investors are concerned that inflation may have reversed course and ongoing rate hikes from the Fed appear more likely.

U.S. stock prices continued their rally last week as investors were able to glean some dovish remarks from the Federal Reserve as Fed Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged disinflationary signs for the first time.

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