Tom Essaye Quoted in Yahoo Finance on August 22nd, 2023

Stocks Fail to Catch a Bid Before Nvidia’s Results: Markets Wrap

The surge in US yields has been the primary reason stocks have declined over the past several weeks, with investors “pushing out” the date of expected rate cuts as they begin to accept the Fed may keep rates “higher for longer,” according to Tom Essaye, founder of “The Sevens Report” newsletter. “It’s not the height of rates that matters as much as how long they stay high,” Essaye noted. “If we see Powell hint at higher for longer on Friday, we will need to brace for more equity market volatility.”

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