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Published: Oct 05, 2022 5 min read

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Good news makes stock prices go up, and bad news makes stock prices go down, right?

Not always.

There are a lot of different factors that can impact stocks. When a company reports positive earnings results or exciting news like a new partnership or product, that business's stock price is likely to jump. And legislation that could impact a certain sector positively can give companies in those industries a bump, like we saw with the Inflation Reduction Act and energy companies.

But recently, some news that seems positive for the economy — like a booming jobs market and strong consumer spending — could actually be hurting the stock market.