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QQQ   330.39
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S&P 500   4,280.15
DOW   33,761.05
QQQ   330.39
Shelling kills 1 in Ukraine; Russia wants nuke plant pledges
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High oil prices help Saudi Aramco earn $88B in first half
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Saudi Aramco's profits already $88B as oil prices stay high
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Saudi oil company Aramco's half-year profits reach close to $88 billion after posting a 90% surge in second quarter
Average US gasoline price falls 45 cents to $4.10 per gallon
'Everyone's Got a Story of How the Healthcare System Has Fallen Short.' This Founder Is on a Mission to Change That.
Potential 500% Return From A Unique $1 Asset? (Ad)pixel
S&P 500   4,280.15
DOW   33,761.05
QQQ   330.39
Shelling kills 1 in Ukraine; Russia wants nuke plant pledges
Market Wizard Who Accurately Predicted 2022 Market Collapse Has Shocking New Forecast (Ad)
High oil prices help Saudi Aramco earn $88B in first half
Ship carrying grain for hungry Ethiopia leaves Ukraine
Saudi Aramco's profits already $88B as oil prices stay high
Potential 500% Return From A Unique $1 Asset? (Ad)pixel
Saudi oil company Aramco's half-year profits reach close to $88 billion after posting a 90% surge in second quarter
Average US gasoline price falls 45 cents to $4.10 per gallon
'Everyone's Got a Story of How the Healthcare System Has Fallen Short.' This Founder Is on a Mission to Change That.
Potential 500% Return From A Unique $1 Asset? (Ad)pixel
S&P 500   4,280.15
DOW   33,761.05
QQQ   330.39
Shelling kills 1 in Ukraine; Russia wants nuke plant pledges
Market Wizard Who Accurately Predicted 2022 Market Collapse Has Shocking New Forecast (Ad)
High oil prices help Saudi Aramco earn $88B in first half
Ship carrying grain for hungry Ethiopia leaves Ukraine
Saudi Aramco's profits already $88B as oil prices stay high
Potential 500% Return From A Unique $1 Asset? (Ad)pixel
Saudi oil company Aramco's half-year profits reach close to $88 billion after posting a 90% surge in second quarter
Average US gasoline price falls 45 cents to $4.10 per gallon
'Everyone's Got a Story of How the Healthcare System Has Fallen Short.' This Founder Is on a Mission to Change That.
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How major US stock indexes fared Friday 8/05/2022

Stocks are closing mostly lower Friday after new data on the hot U.S. jobs market suggested the Fed won’t soon rein in its aggressive rate hikes.

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell, while the Dow Jones industrials notched a small gain.

Employers unexpectedly accelerated their hiring last month and added hundreds of thousands more jobs than forecast. While the data suggests the economy may not be in a recession, it also undercuts investor hopes that inflation may be close to peaking. Treasury yields jumped.

On Friday:

The S&P 500 fell 6.75 points, or 0.2%, to 4,145.19.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 76.65 points, or 0.2%, to 32,803.47.

The Nasdaq fell 63.03 points, or 0.5%, to 12,657.55.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 15.37 points, or 0.8%, to 1,921.82.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 14.90 points, or 0.4%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 41.66 points, or 0.1%.

The Nasdaq is up 266.87 points, or 2.2%.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies is up 36.59 points, or 1.9%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is down 620.99 points, or 13%.

The Dow is down 3,534.83 points, or 9.7%.

The Nasdaq is down 2,987.42 points, or 19.1%.

The Russell 2000 is down 323.49 points, or 14.4%.

7 Commodities ETFs to Help Build a Hedge Against Inflation

Commodities are a broad category that covers agricultural products like wheat, corn, and soybeans. It also includes oil and derivative products such as gasoline, natural gas, and diesel fuel.

However, investing in commodities also covers precious metals such as gold and silver as well as base metals like copper and aluminum. And more recently, this sector includes items like lithium that will be needed in many of the emerging sectors of our economy.

Commodities trading is frequently done by trading contracts on the futures market. And it's not for faint-of-heart investors. Prices are volatile and can change quickly due to macroeconomic events.

However, at certain times, particularly in times of high inflation, commodities outperform the broader market. A practical alternative for individual investors looking to profit from commodities is to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). These funds give investors exposure to this sector while reducing the risk that comes from investing in any single commodity.

Here are seven ETFs that you can buy to help build a hedge against inflation.

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