After a strong surge in June and July, the S&P 500 index has experienced a significant decline in August, with tech stocks being hit particularly hard, as fears of rising interest rates and a slowdown in China weigh on the market.
Stock indices finished the trading session mixed, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) falling while the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) and the S&P 500 (SPX) gained. Additionally, auto loan delinquencies are increasing as car prices become unsustainable, and gas prices are on the rise.
The Dow closed lower due to pressure from regional banks and disappointing quarterly results from retailers Macy's and Dick's Sporting Goods.
The S&P 500 has fallen nearly 5% in August, and opinions on whether stocks will rebound are divided among Wall Street firms and market commentators, with some, like Goldman Sachs and Fundstrat, remaining optimistic while others, including Michael Burry and David Rosenberg, are bearish.
The Dow and S&P 500 ended slightly lower due to concerns about the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates higher for longer, while the Nasdaq finished barely in the green; the financial sector fell 0.9%, dragged down by an S&P downgrade of credit ratings of regional U.S. lenders, and investors are awaiting clarity on the rate outlook from Fed Chair Jerome Powell.
The stock market experienced a sharp decline as early gains turned into a selloff, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite all falling; concerns over rising bond yields and inflation contributed to the sell-off.
The U.S. stock market closed lower as an earlier rally driven by Nvidia's earnings report fizzled out, while treasury yields increased, and the S&P 500 is on track to end its five-month winning streak, with concerns over the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole weighing on investors.
Most stock markets in the Gulf ended lower due to a slightly hawkish outlook from the US Federal Reserve, with Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia experiencing declines.
Last week in the stock market resembled a game of punchball, with alternating positive and negative days, but overall the S&P 500 showed a descent of less than 4% over four weeks.
S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures slipped as investors awaited data on inflation and non-farm payrolls to determine the Federal Reserve's interest rate path, while HP and Rite Aid saw declines due to trimming profit outlook and a downgrade, respectively.
The S&P 500 ended lower and the Nasdaq higher as U.S. inflation data met expectations, signaling a potential pause in monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve, while Salesforce shares climbed following a positive revenue forecast.
Wall Street ended a challenging August on a mixed note, with the Dow Jones down 0.5%, the S&P 500 losing 0.16%, and the Nasdaq gaining 0.11%, resulting in the worst monthly performance since earlier this year; however, signs of a soft landing for the US economy and lower jobless claims have sparked hopes that the Fed may ease off on interest rate hikes at its upcoming meeting.
Summary: U.S. stock markets closed mixed as the key inflation data for July showed steady price increases, with the Nasdaq up 0.1% and extending its winning streak to five days, while the S&P 500 closed down 0.2% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.5%.
Stocks closed mixed on Friday after the US unemployment rate showed a surprise jump, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq closing flat, the S&P 500 eking out a modest gain, and the Dow Jones leading the session with a 0.3% increase; all three indices ended the month with losses.
The S&P 500 Index experienced its best week since June, while Bitcoin faced a marginal loss due to the delay of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund applications by the Securities and Exchange Commission, although analysts remain optimistic about future ETF approvals.
Stock futures are mixed as the market aims to maintain momentum in the holiday-shortened week, following an upbeat week for Wall Street with the Dow and the Nasdaq recording their best performances since July and the S&P 500 registering its best week since June.
Most stock markets in the Gulf ended lower as investors grew cautious due to volatile oil prices and awaited monetary policy decisions by the US Federal Reserve.
The S&P 500 had a good week, rising 2.5% and coming 1.6% below the 2023 high-water mark set in July; however, there is a possibility of a recession if the Fed keeps rates high for longer than necessary.
Wall Street stocks opened lower as traders grappled with concerns over China's struggling economy and climbing Treasury yields, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones slightly down and the Nasdaq Composite slipping, while the focus remains on the Federal Reserve and seasonal market forces.
Stocks were lower on Tuesday as September began, with oil prices reaching new highs and Treasury yields rising, putting pressure on the market, while traders awaited more economic data to determine the likelihood of another rate hike from the Federal Reserve.
Stock futures fell on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures down 0.2% and 39 points respectively, following losses in the previous session, while Nasdaq-100 futures dropped 0.33%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.6% as major indexes tested their 50-day lines, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both experienced declines midday.
Stock indexes decline as concerns about future rate hikes and sluggish market performance in September weigh on investor sentiment, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite falling for the third consecutive day and the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 on a two-day losing streak.
Dow Jones futures, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, dipped lower after the stock market experienced significant losses due to the unexpected rise in the August ISM services index, which pushed Treasury yields and Fed rate hike odds higher.
Renewed concern over the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy and the potential for another hike this year has led to lower S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are slightly up.
Wall Street's major indexes closed slightly higher but posted weekly declines as investors remained concerned about rising interest rates and awaited U.S. inflation readings.
U.S. stocks rebounded as the week closed, with tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite and benchmark S&P 500 both up 0.1%, as concerns about higher interest rates were balanced by elevated oil prices and mixed economic data.
The stock market ended the week on a positive note, with gains in mega-cap tech stocks like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft helping the Nasdaq Composite avoid a fifth straight loss, while the Dow Jones and S&P 500 also had slight gains; however, all three benchmarks closed the week in negative territory.
Stocks are expected to open the week higher, with the S&P 500 up 0.5% in premarket trading, as investors look ahead to key U.S. economic data and show interest in companies such as Lennar, Arm, Tesla, and Oracle.
The stock market opened positively, with the Nasdaq up 0.6%, but later faded; major indexes are below their 50-day moving averages as investors await key economic data midweek.
Wall Street stocks closed lower as Apple's fall event began and investors awaited key inflation data, with the Nasdaq Composite dropping over 1% and the S&P 500 decreasing by approximately 0.6%.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq declined as oil prices reached their highest level of the year, while Oracle's shares plummeted due to missed forecasts, and Westrock's shares rose after a purchase agreement.
Stock indices closed in the red, with the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, and Dow Jones Industrial Average all experiencing declines, while the technology sector underperformed and the energy sector led the session. The U.S. 10-Year Treasury yield dropped, while the Two-Year Treasury yield increased. The Small Business Optimism Index for August decreased, with inflation cited as a major concern among small business owners. Stocks opened lower on Tuesday, and U.S. futures trended lower as well. This week's focus will be on the Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index data, which could impact the Federal Reserve's decision on rate hikes. Oracle's stock fell after missing sales estimates, while Casey's General and Tesla saw gains. JPMorgan's CEO criticized new Basel III regulations, and European indices traded in the green. In Asia-Pacific, markets ended mixed as traders await U.S. inflation data.
Dow Jones futures, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, were unchanged after hours as the stock market rally experienced losses, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropping below the 50-day line, while energy stocks led and software retreated. Apple stock fell after unveiling the iPhone 15 and other products, while stocks such as Salesforce, Alphabet, General Electric, Shopify, and Nvidia remained in or near buy areas. The CPI inflation report and Adobe earnings are potential market catalysts.
Stocks fell on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite all declining, but Wall Street is on track for a winning week.
Stock indices closed lower today, with the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, and Dow Jones Industrial Average all experiencing declines, while the technology sector was the session's laggard and the real estate sector was the leader but still lost ground. Additionally, the U.S. 10-Year Treasury yield and Two-Year Treasury yield both increased.
The major indexes, including the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq, finished lower on Friday ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting next week, with tech stocks dragging the Nasdaq lower and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both falling below their 50-day moving average.
Wall Street finished the week with a decline in stocks, as the S&P 500 posted its second consecutive losing week, with technology and retail sectors contributing to the slide, while investors await the upcoming Federal Reserve interest rate policy meeting.
Dow Jones futures, as well as S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, dropped after the Federal Reserve meeting, with the stock market retreating and breaking below critical levels due to the Fed's decision to stick with forecasts for one more rate hike this year and hinted that rates would stay higher for longer.
Summary: Dow Jones futures, S&P 500 futures, and Nasdaq futures all rose overnight, while the stock market correction continued with heavy losses as the 10-year Treasury yields surged, leading to the S&P 500 undercutting its August lows and the Nasdaq and Dow Jones coming close to doing the same.
The stock market had a cool summer with the Dow Jones up 0.5%, the S&P 500 down 0.4%, and the Nasdaq down 1.3% from June 21 to Friday, as big tech stocks experienced a slump while energy stocks performed well.
Stocks plunged on Thursday and the S&P 500 suffered its worst day since March as increasing investor risk aversion and a surge in bond yields raised concerns about the US economy and impacted both stock and bond investors.