**__ Diplomatt’s Daily Digest – January 28, 2022__**
Good morning and happy Friday, everyone! Stock futures fell Friday as the market looks to wrap up a roller-coaster week with the S&P 500 headed for its worst month since March 2020. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 120 points, or 0.4%, after being higher earlier in the session. S&P 500 futures lost 0.3%. Nasdaq 100 futures traded near flat, buoyed by Apple’s post-earnings boost. With January ending Monday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is headed for its worst month since October 2008 and the worst first month of the year of all time. The S&P 500 is on pace for its weakest month since March 2020 and the weakest January of all time. The Dow could see its worst month since March 2020 and worst January since 2009. The Fed indicated Wednesday that it likely would soon raise interest rates for the first time in more than three years as part of a broader tightening of historically easy monetary policy. Additionally, the gauge the Federal Reserve prefers to measure inflation rose 4.9% from a year ago, the biggest gain going back to September 1983, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Quote of the week: You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.“ – Marcus Aurelius.

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