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Stock Market Recap: This Week’s 5 Top Stories


  • Inflation is a continuing problem for the stock market
  • Elon Musk and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) are still hashing out an acquisition deal
  • Prices for consumer goods will likely keep increasing
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It has been a busy week for the market and we’re going over all the latest news that investors need to know with a recap!

Let’s get the basics out of the way. The stock market continues to face ongoing pressure from several sides. That includes increasing inflation, rising interest rates, the war in Ukraine and more affecting stocks. Expect that to continue the economy attempts to get back on track.

Now let’s go over all of the biggest stock market stories from the last week below!

Stock Market Recap: Retail Earnings

Several retail companies, including Target (NYSE:TGT) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT), released earnings reports this week. The clear message is that inflation is taking its toll on these companies as consumers react to rising prices. This will likely be an ongoing problem that will affect future earnings reports from retailers.

Stock Market Recap: Musk-Twitter Update

The saga of Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter continues this week with more updates. That includes Musk raising concerns over potential bots on the social media platform. Twitter has shot back, saying it intends to enforce the merger agreement.

Stock Market Recap: Rising Prices

Inflation continues to weigh on the stock market and consumers this week with increasing prices. That trend looks like it will continue, too, with the costs of groceries, eggs and gas as well as mortgage interest rates predicted to head higher.

Stock Market Recap: Monkeypox Stocks

SIGA Technologies (NASDAQ:SIGA), Emergent Biosolutions (NYSE:EBS) and Tonix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TNXP) got a boost from recent monkeypox news. The first case in the U.S. for the year was recently found in Massachusetts. This has some investors buying up smallpox stocks, as smallpox vaccines can also be used for monkeypox.

Stock Market Recap: Camber Energy Earnings

Camber Energy (NYSEMKT:CEI) surprised investors today with the release of an earnings report. The natural gas company had delayed reporting earnings for so long that it was facing delisting. The company narrowly avoided this, as today was the last day it could file the report.

On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

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