The major indexes are flat, with investors concerned the most recent inflation data will drive the Federal Reserve to keep raising interest rates — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.
The Producer Price Index, which tells us how inflation affects U.S. businesses and the prices they pay for the goods and services they provide consumers, rose 0.4% month over month, above estimates of 0.2%.
Year-over-year PPI also came in above estimates, at 8.5% versus 8.4% expected.
We’ll also get Consumer Price Index data at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday. These two reports are key as they provide the last PPI and CPI data ahead of the Fed’s next meeting on Nov. 2.
In this morning’s stock market recap video, I’ll discuss what stable sector positioning means for stocks… whether momentum levels to the downside are increasing… what to expect from the Fed on Thursday… an update on earnings revisions and whether they’re priced in… critical upside and downside levels in the major indices… plus the top stock to own, and which one to ditch!
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 29,239.19.
- Futures: 29,244.
- Change: -22.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 3,588.84.
- Futures: 3,601.25.
- Change: +2.
- Close: 10,791.35.
- Futures: 10,868.25.
- Change: +23.25.
- Close: 1,692.92.
- Futures: 1,696.6.
- Change: -0.3.
Note: Updated as of 9:17 a.m. EDT
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- What Is the Dow and How Does It Work?
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Nasdaq and How to Trade It
- What Companies Make up the S&P 500 and How Can I Trade It?
- What Is the VIX? Understanding Stock Market Volatility
- A Beginner’s Guide to Stock Sector Analysis and Relative Strength
- How to Pick Winning Stocks With Simple Market Analysis Tools
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