Wall St Week Ahead: Soaring US stocks could take cues from Fed

As the earnings glow fades in coming weeks, the spotlight could turn back to the macroeconomic picture.

NEW YORK: Strong corporate results have helped fuel the S&P 500’s climb to new highs this year, taking the focus away from the Federal Reserve’s tortuous path towards lower interest rates. As earnings season winds down, some investors believe monetary policy will jump back in the driver's seat.

Nvidia Corp's blockbuster earnings results put an exclamation point on the fourth-quarter reporting period, as the AI darling's surging shares propelled the S&P 500 to fresh record highs in the past week. The benchmark index has gained over 6.7% so far this year.

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