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Stocks Close Higher as Inflation Concerns Ease

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) (SPY) on Thursday closed up +0.52%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) (DIA) closed up +0.12%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) (QQQ) closed up +0.95%.

Stock indexes on Thursday posted moderate gains on signs that inflation pressures are continuing to ease.  The Fed's preferred inflation gauge, the Jan core personal consumption expenditures, rose 2.8% in January, right on expectations and the slowest pace of increase in 2-3/4 years.  Also, other Fed-friendly reports Thursday on weekly jobless claims, the Jan MNI Chicago PMI, and Jan pending homes sales knocked bond yields lower and supported stock gains.  Chip stocks also rallied Thursday after Citigroup said it was “wildly bullish” on the sector.   

U.S. weekly initial unemployment claims rose +13,000 to 215,000, showing a weaker labor market than expectations of 210,000.

U.S. Jan personal spending rose +0.2% m/m, right on expectations.  Jan personal income rose +1.0% m/m, stronger th... Read more

US Crude Oil Inventories Surge Beyond Expectations: How Will This Impact the Seasonal Buy?

Since mid-December, when the crude oil futures made a seasonal low, the market has steadily traded higher. A typical seasonal pattern usually sees crude oil bottoming in December or January before rallying...

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GOOGL : 138.46 (+1.53%)
AMZN : 176.76 (+2.08%)
GS : 389.05 (-1.05%)
BMY : 50.75 (-0.33%)
From Shale to Geothermal: Big Oil's Sustainable Energy Shift

Oil and gas giants are venturing into geothermal energy, leveraging their expertise and technology from the shale revolution to tap into clean, renewable power sources. Companies like Chevron(CVX), BP...

USO : 73.36 (-0.35%)
UCO : 29.33 (-0.71%)
CVX : 152.01 (-0.22%)
BP : 34.99 (+0.09%)
DVN : 44.06 (+0.07%)
Surging Core PCE Index May Delay Fed's Planned Interest Rate Cuts

The Federal Reserve's core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index, a crucial measure of inflation, saw its most significant increase in nearly a year this January. This uptick solidifies the...

SPY : 508.08 (+0.36%)
TLT : 94.18 (+0.71%)
QQQ : 439.00 (+0.86%)
DIA : 389.95 (+0.09%)
Greg Coffey's Kirkoswald Set to Bolster Assets with Emso Acquisition

Greg Coffey, renowned macro trader and head of Kirkoswald Asset Management, is reportedly in advanced discussions to acquire Emso Asset Management, a firm specializing in emerging markets with $5 billion...

SPY : 508.08 (+0.36%)
TLT : 94.18 (+0.71%)
QQQ : 439.00 (+0.86%)
DIA : 389.95 (+0.09%)
Stock market today: Wall Street climbs to close another winning month with more records

U.S. stocks climbed to more all-time highs as Wall Street closed its latest winning month

GOOGL : 138.46 (+1.53%)
WFC : 55.59 (+1.59%)
MSFT : 413.64 (+1.45%)
BIDU : 101.33 (-1.92%)
NVDA : 791.12 (+1.87%)
$SPX : 5,096.27 (+0.52%)
$DOWI : 38,996.39 (+0.12%)
$IUXX : 18,043.85 (+0.95%)

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Today's New Highs & Lows

5-Day 1,824 1,042 782
1-Month 744 364 380
3-Month 499 171 328
6-Month 409 98 311
52-Week 293 81 212
YTD 575 253 322

Top Performing Sectors

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Top 100 Stocks

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Market Momentum

Issues Up 1,327 119 1,786
Issues Down 606 93 1,318
Issues Unch 28 13 94

S&P Sectors Market Map

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