Futures are up as the markets digest remarks made at Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s confirmation hearing Tuesday and in anticipation of important upcoming data — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.
Consumer Price Index (CPI) data came out early Wednesday morning. This number gives us an idea how the supply chain and inflationary pressures affect prices at the consumer level.
The CPI increased 7% year over year, which was in line with estimates and the biggest increase since 1982.
Another report that has the potential to impact the market is retail sales, which comes out on Friday. Tuesday’s Redbook number, which gave us a glimpse at retail sales, was weak. But Redbook comes from the private sector, so those numbers can be a little off compared to public data.
During his confirmation hearing, Powell reiterated that the U.S. economy is healthy enough to proceed with plans to tighten monetary policy in order to rein in inflation.
This includes previously mentioned interest rate hikes, tapering bond purchases and reducing the Fed’s balance sheet.
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In this morning’s stock market recap video, you’ll discover whether stocks are set to rise or fall… which sector is leading stocks higher… the relationship between consumer stocks and long bonds… whether market internals are still bullish or bearish… an update on the Fed and vital reports coming out this week… plus a heat map of the leading sectors right now.
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 36,252.02.
- Futures: 36,262.
- Change: +127.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 4,713.07.
- Futures: 4,728.5.
- Change: +23.5.
- Close: 15,844.12.
- Futures: 15,972.5.
- Change: +141.5.
- Close: 2,194.
- Futures: 2,202.3.
- Change: +11.3.
Note: Updated as of 9:15 a.m. EST
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