The stock market experienced another week of instability as concerns over a potential Middle East conflict and a more cautious fourth-quarter earnings outlook from US companies dominated. Investors analyzed the latest economic data, which showed better-than-expected growth in the third quarter and inflation in line with expectations in September. This solidified predictions of unchanged interest rates at the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee Meeting. The US economy exceeded expectations, with a 4.9% growth rate driven by strong consumer spending. Renowned investor Bill Ackman closed his short positions in US Treasury bonds, citing growing economic concerns and increased risk. Bitcoin rallied as the approval of a Bitcoin ETF approached. Major US companies surpassed earnings estimates in the third quarter, except for major oil companies, but warned of a potential slowdown in the fourth quarter. Amazon emerged as the top performer among tech giants, while Google faced challenges in its cloud business. The stock market experienced a decline, with certain sectors experiencing losses. Chinese-based stocks and Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company and Rollins, Inc. were the top performers, while Align Technology Inc. and Whirlpool Corp. were the laggards. The focus next week will be on the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting and the interest rate decision. Notable upcoming earnings include McDonald’s Corp., Pfizer Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., and Apple Inc., among others.