US stocks traded modestly lower on Wednesday, a day after a positive session on Wall Street, thanks in part to strong October retail sales data that put the major indexes within a significant gap. Notice the new record.
Persistent concerns about inflation and an economic recovery from COVID-19 have kept markets in check from a more pronounced rise in value, but a lack of alternatives and hope that consumers Users can continue to act as a pillar of the economic recovery that is supporting profitability and rotation into sectors of the market.
How to trade stock index futures?
Dow Jones Industrial Average
traded around 64 points, or 0.2%, lower at 36,077.
was traded at 4,691, down 9 points, or 0.2%.
Nasdaq Composite Index
fell 14 points, or 0.1% less, to 15,959.
Above Tuesday, the Dow rose 54 points, or 0.2%, to close at 36,142. The S&P 500 rose 18 points, or 0.4%, to 4,700 and the Nasdaq Composite added 120.01 points, or 0.8%, to end at 15,973.
What does the market drive?
Investors may be reluctant to push stocks to new highs on Wednesday after the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 ended yesterday’s session in all-time highs and the Dow hovered just above 1%. than the closing record.
Market participants were encouraged by better-than-expected October retail sales data and a flurry of third-quarter corporate earnings. Data shows retail sales up 1.7%, in addition to forecasts for a 1.5% increase and the biggest gain since March as households received billions of dollars in federal stimulus money.
Shares of rival Walmart Target
Wednesday’s drop, even if the retailer beat quarterly earnings forecasts and raise forecasts, but warned about rising costs affecting profits.
Strong increase on Wednesday, after home improvement retailer financial 3rd quarter profit and revenue report Beating expectations, same-store sales unexpectedly rose and lifted the company’s full-year outlook.
Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Spartan Capital, said: “While investors haven’t turned away from the stock market, the turnaround in our view is what drives the activity. market inequality,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Spartan Capital.
Meanwhile, buying enthusiasm may ease somewhat, as investors expect volume to fade in the final week of trading before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Wednesday’s action will feature a packed schedule of appearances by Federal Reserve members, with that list including New York Fed President John Williams, Fed Governor Michelle Bowman, San Francisco President Mary Daly and Fed President Charles Evans.
Oil prices fell as investors awaited inventory data from the Energy Information Administration to be released on Wednesday. Oil was also pressured by concerns about the possibility that both China and the United States could sell their joint oil reserves, following a virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping.
American Petroleum Institute reported by the end of Tuesday According to sources, US crude oil supplies increased by 655,000 barrels in the week ending Nov. 12. West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil
down 0.9% to 80.08 USD/barrel, while Brent crude oil
down 1% to $81.54 per barrel.
How do other assets trade?
Yield on 10-year Treasury note
unchanged at 1.64%. Yields and debt prices move in opposite directions.
US Dollar Index ICE
The monetary measure against a basket of six major players, is stable.
Stoxx Europe 600
trading 0.2% higher, while London’s FTSE 100
up 0.4%, while the Hang Seng . index
down 0.2% and Japan’s Nikkei 225
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