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The Federal Reserve: Friend or Foe?

Matt McCallMatt McCall's Daily Insight

The market's strong start to the year has a lot of folks wondering...

Can this rally last?

If you're a regular Daily Insight reader, you know that I'm an optimist. But that doesn't mean I ignore the facts. So on today's episode of Making Money With Matt McCall, I dive into the charts.

Specifically, we look at what's going on in the S&P 500 Index. It has recently broken through some important levels that we just can't ignore.

The S&P 500 is on the verge of closing at its best level in a month. The chart indicates that the downtrend we've seen for the past year could be starting to shift. And that would be good news for investors moving forward in the market.

Now, we know that stocks won't go straight up. That's simply not how the market works.

But this upward trend should continue throughout this year. There's only one thing that could possibly slow it down...

The Federal Reserve.

The central bank's next meeting is quickly approaching. And as I explained in yesterday's Daily Insight, most analysts are expecting a 25-basis-point (0.25%) increase in interest rates.

Ultimately, though, the Fed's decision will drive the market. And that means there are still unknowns ahead of us.

The big question for investors right now is whether the Fed will be our friend moving forward... or if it will be our enemy. As always, I share my opinion on all things Fed in the podcast.

Then, we talk about something a little more upbeat – five stocks that you need to put on your watch list today!

Growth and innovation stocks are currently leading and will continue to lead in this kind of market environment. And plenty are making big moves right now. So, I tell you about five small- to mid-cap companies that you should be paying attention to.

So get your pen and pad ready. These companies range from a niche energy play... to an innovative medical device company... to even a "boring" insurance firm... and more. And you don't want to miss a single one.

Click here to watch today's episode of Making Money With Matt McCall now.

Here's to the future,

Matt McCall
Editor, Daily Insight
January 24, 2023

P.S. Our town-hall podcast is just days away!

I've been telling you for weeks now to prepare for the massive show that several of my Stansberry Research colleagues and I are putting together...

For the first time ever, Daniela Cambone of The Daniela Cambone Show, Dan Ferris of Stansberry Investor Hour, and I are joining forces to bring you "Danger, Volatility, Opportunity: How to Win in 2023" – a town-hall-style podcast focused on everything that 2023 has in store for investors.

It's airing in just a few days – this Friday, January 27.

If you haven't already, please mark your calendars now. We can't wait to talk to you soon.