Tech and Banks Trade Hire, Stocks Were Able To Erase Signs of Losses


On Wednesday, as the banks and tech traded good the stocks erased the earlier losses.

The Dow Jones industrial average after falling almost 150 points traded 33 points. Goldman Sachs played an important role in most of the gains of today and rose by 1.2%.

S&P 500 grew 0.3% with both financials and tech sector being the best performing sectors. The Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley traded higher.

As the shares of Amazon, Alphabet, Netflix and Facebook soared, the Nasdaq composite also advanced to 0.7%. As the inflation data came quite solid than expected, the U.S equities opened lower. In January the consumer price index rose 0.5% in January.

The economists had been rooting for a gain of 0.3% whereas the investors had to deal with the weaker than anticipated retail sales for the month.

The chief market strategist at B. riley FBR Art Hogan said that with the economic data at hand, you got yourself the worst case scenario. The retail sales are weak and the CPI is lot more than your expectations.

The stock futures let no sign remain of their sharp gains. Dow futures at one point, trade more than 300 points lower.

The chief investment officer at U.S Bank Wealth Management said that for us this is not what we would title as problematic inflation but a side effect instead of the present economic situation. He observed that the U.S economy was accelerating and the corporate earnings are strong.

Wall Street is worried about the increasing inflation. The three major U.S indexes ended the trading period of five days dipping more than 5% last week. Dow gave its worst performance since July 2016. These jitters led to a whole new session of volatility in the market.

In the previous eight sessions, Dow had posted six triple digit moves out of which, two are 1000 point losses actually. Meanwhile, Cboe Volatility VIX for a short time went over 50 but then dipped below 20 for the first time since the Wednesday sell-off.