The S&P closed at yet another all-time high in a volatile trading session, Markets were flat in the early afternoon. Initial Jobless Claims fell from the week before and beat estimates but remained above 1 million. Continuing claims, which represent those that have filed for Unemployment for at least two weeks, were 14.5 million versus the expectation for 14.3 million and a revised 14.7 million in the week prior. Markets moved higher during Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s keynote speech. Powell announced that the Fed has made changes to its long-term monetary policy goals. Now, it will wait for inflation to run hot for a period of time to an average of 2% before it tightens its policy. That means it will do more from a policy perspective to try and stoke inflation for the foreseeable future. In terms of economic data, Existing Home Sales jumped again in July, signalling continued strength in the housing market. Senate Republicans are reportedly preparing a new stimulus proposal. And leaders from both sides could soon be back at the table. In contrast, European Markets closed lower following a warning from Europe’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control that Coronavirus cases will rise again this winter, but also said that they are hopeful that deaths will not spike. Germany cancelled plans to discuss Brexit at a gathering of European Union ambassadors next week due to a lack of negotiating progress. Germany was reportedly considering extending its ban on major events until the end of the year. French Prime Minister Jean Castex said the country will quickly distribute $118 billion to support businesses, adding that the funds will support a sustainable economic recovery. Spanish Economic Minister Nadia Calvino said recent data has shown an economic rebound is underway. Overnight, reports from Japan that Prime Minister Abe is to retire for health reasons saw the Nikkei close lower by 1.4%.

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