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Tag Archives: Nasdaq

Dow Jones Hits Record High as US Stocks Rally on Rate Cut Hopes 

Major US stock indices climbed on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones leading gains. The Dow surged 742.76 points (1.85%), marking its second consecutive record close and the strongest performance since June 2023. The S&P 500 rose 0.64%, while the Nasdaq edged up 0.21%. Market sentiment was primarily driven by expectations of Federal Reserve rate cuts. […]

U.S. Inflation Eases While Tech Stocks Struggle 

The US annual inflation rate dropped to 3% in June 2024, its lowest level since June 2023 and below the forecasted 3.1%. This marks the third consecutive month of decline, down from 3.3% in May. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) unexpectedly fell 0.1% month-over-month, the first decline since May 2020, contrary to expectations of a […]

Wall Street Rallies on Soft Jobs Data and Rate Cut Speculation 

On Friday, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs, climbing by 0.54% and 0.9%, respectively, and the Dow Jones added 67.87 points (0.17%). The session was influenced by data indicating a decrease in US hiring for June and a rise in the unemployment rate to the highest since the end of 2021, which […]

US Labor Market Exceed Forecasts; Major Indices Hit New Highs 

Federal Reserve Chair Powell stated at the European Central Bank Forum that prices are now showing signs of resuming a disinflationary trend, and significant progress has been made on curbing inflation. He refrained from indicating a specific timeline for the initial interest rate reduction but acknowledged a significant enhancement in labor market equilibrium, characterizing it […]

Wall Street Treads Water as Investors Await Key Economic Reports 

US stocks saw a modest increase on Wednesday, ending a fluctuating session on a slightly positive note with investors remaining cautious ahead of the anticipated PCE report on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 15.64 points (0.04%), while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq experienced minor gains of 0.16% and 0.48%, respectively, maintaining levels […]

Tech Rally Propels S&P 500 and Nasdaq to New Peaks Despite Fed’s Rate Pause 

In June 2024, for the seventh consecutive meeting, the Federal Reserve decided to maintain the federal funds target range at 5.25%-5.50%, aligning with predictions. The Fed’s policymakers anticipate that until there is greater confidence in inflation sustainably approaching 2%, a reduction in rates will not be deemed appropriate. The current dot plot indicates that policymakers […]

Economic Activity Surges, Diminishing Likelihood of Fed Rate Reduction 

The S&P Global US Composite PMI jumped to 54.4 in May, a significant increase from 51.3 in April, achieving its highest point since April 2022 and surpassing the anticipated figure of 51.1 based on initial data.   The service sector played a pivotal role in this rise, recording a PMI of 54.8 and demonstrating the largest […]

US Economic Momentum Slows, Rate Cut Possibility Rises 

Retail sales in the United States remained flat in April 2024, showing no change from the previous month. This followed a downwardly revised gain of 0.6% in March and defied market expectations of a 0.4% rise, suggesting consumer spending has slightly eased.   Out of the 13 categories tracked, 7 posted declines. Significant drops were seen […]

U.S. Stock Market Trades Tentatively Amid Lack of Clear Leadership 

Investors began the week with a cautious approach, turning their attention to the highly anticipated upcoming inflation report, which is believed to possibly indicate the start of cuts to interest rates. The sentiment led to a mixed performance in US stocks; the S&P 500 saw a slight decrease (-0.02%), while the Dow Jones broke its […]

Tech Stocks Bear Brunt of Selloff as VIX Volatility Soars to Fresh Peaks 

The major U.S. stock indices experienced losses on Friday, April 19th  with the S&P 500 falling 1% to below 5,000 points and the Nasdaq plunging more than 2%. The sell-off was primarily driven by Netflix (NFLX.US), which exacerbated existing concerns related to geopolitical tensions and persistently high inflation rates.  Netflix shares plummeted more than 8% […]