Today's economic calendar is light, with only US building permits and housing starts scheduled for release.
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In a market atmosphere thick with anticipation, US stocks and Bitcoin navigate a landscape marked by the looming release of crucial inflation data. Wednesday’s trading session saw a subtle pullback in major US stock indices, where investors are eyeing the forthcoming personal consumption expenditure report with keen interest.
Wednesday’s trading session closed with mixed sentiments across major indexes as investors navigated through a landscape of earnings reports and economic indicators. The Nasdaq Composite edged lower for the third consecutive day, reflecting a wary stance among traders eagerly awaiting Nvidia’s quarterly earnings revelation.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite session closed in the red, primarily dragged down by a significant drop in Nvidia’s stock ahead of its highly anticipated earnings report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly dipped, reflecting a cautious stance among investors across the board. Nvidia’s nearly 4.4% fall underscored concerns over its valuation, casting a shadow on the tech sector and influencing declines in other major tech stocks like Amazon and Microsoft.
With US markets closed for Presidents Day, global financial markets showed mixed results on Monday. European stocks edged higher, building on the positive momentum from last week, despite the lack of US trading activity.
In a reversal from its recent upward trajectory, the stock market faced a downturn on Friday, shaken by the latest inflation reports that spurred a re-evaluation of the Federal Reserve’s expected timeline for interest rate adjustments.
The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials and Nasdaq 100 all closed higher, reflecting a market lifted by robust economic indicators. US Q4 GDP growth outpaced expectations, signalling a strong consumer spending environment and tempering fears of a hard economic landing.
In a landscape of contrasting market narratives, the stock market today witnessed a divergence in trajectories, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite extending their winning streak, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced a modest retreat.
Monday’s trading session unfolded with a notable climb in global markets, marking a continuation of the bullish trend that began in late 2022. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, in a remarkable show of strength, soared beyond the 38,000 threshold for the first time, underscoring investor optimism and a resilient economic backdrop.
In a remarkable demonstration of resilience, global stock markets soared to new heights, defying geopolitical uncertainties and mixed economic signals. The S&P 500 surged to a record-breaking close, leaping 1.23% to reach an unprecedented 4,839.81, eclipsing its previous peak set in early 2022.
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