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April 29, 2022 Weekly Equity Market Recap. The broad equity market S&P 500 plunged nearly -9% in April, its worst monthly decline since March 2020, and also marked the biggest four-month loss period (-13.3%) to start a calendar year since 1939. While earnings season appears healthy, stocks are being negatively impacted by CEO quarterly comments on inflation rising purchasing costs and supply chain constraints and bottlenecks. The trading week was also derailed by news that GDP shrank 1.4% annual rate in the first quarter.
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