January 16, 2022

Stock trading is mixed as investors’ eyeball confirmation hearing

U.S. equities rallied on Tuesday and the bond yield rally was halted as lawmakers took further details from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on how vigorously the central bank will fight inflation and interest rates.

Senators Mr. Shares initially fell as Powell raised questions as part of an investigation into his re-confirmation as head of the central bank for a second time, but some indices later rebounded. The S&P 500 recently rose 0.2% after five straight daily declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.1 for the fifth day in a row. The Nasdaq compound rose 0.8%

Stocks are volatile as interest rates are likely to rise immediately and faster than expected, shocking financial markets this month. Mr. Wall Street’s focus is on clues to the central bank’s plan to combat fast – moving inflation. Upheld Powell’s testimony. So far, Mr. Powell reiterated the central bank’s intention to move aggressively enough to reduce inflation, and called monetary policy “a long way to normalcy”.

“The risk of rate hikes converging with declining growth is high, which is clearly a bad mix,” said Altaf Qassam, head of investment strategy for State Street Global consultants in Europe.

On Tuesday, the stock fell at the start of the session in every corner of the market. Late in the morning, six of the 11 sectors in the S&P 500 rose. Energy, up 1.5%, led to a surge in oil prices.

Stocks that make big personal moves are included

Illumina,

It added 8% after recording earnings late on Monday, which broke analysts ’expectations. Shares

Rivian Automotive

Nearly 3% was added, recovering a fall of more than 5% during Monday The Wall Street Journal reported That the CEO of the electric truck maker has left.

Albertsons

Despite the grocery chain, it fell more than 6% Higher quarterly sales report.

Shares

Amazon.com

0.7% was added, which helps to reduce the pressure in the Nasdaq compound. Some meme stocks were also slightly higher, including

BlackBerry,

It added 2.5%.

The rally on the yield of government securities came to a halt a day after the 10-year treasury dividend rose to a 52-week high. Yields on the benchmark fell to 1.761% from 1.779% on Monday.

Investors are getting ready for the profit season this week.


Photo:

Courtney Crow / Associated Press

Investors are also gearing up to start the earnings season this week. These reports will be important to technology companies that need to record strong growth to justify their ratings, Mr. Qassam said.

He said the decisions to support US stocks should be broadly strong, which is less attractive than their European counterparts. “The United States must come strong across the board in revenue to maintain its excellent position in the world.”

Reports coming in later in the week will be dominated by financial institutions

Black rock,

Citigroup,

JPMorgan Chase

And

Wells Fargo

Announced on Friday.

Overseas, the Stoxx Europe 600 was up 0.8%, driven by gains in its technology sector.

Deutsche Bank

Fell 1.5%

Commerzbank

Then decreased by almost 5% According to the Journal Cerberus Capital Management sells more than 20 million shares of each company.

In Asia, stock markets are mostly down. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.9%, while Hong Kong’s Hong Kong index was equal. On China’s mainland, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.7%.

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