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Wall Street rebounds Dow Jones up 100 points as trade war worries ebb A Peek Into The Markets: US Stock Futures Signal Higher Start On Wall Street
Jan Cook | 13 April, 2018, 06:54

Excluding food and energy prices, core consumer price index rose by 0.2 percent March, matching the increase seen in the previous month.

Facebook shares added the most to the S&P, gaining 1.2 percent as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress for a second day.

The S&P 500 index picked up 8.69 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,613.16. The Nasdaq Composite was down 25.27 points, or 0.36%, at 7,069.03.

In the bond market, the 10-year US Treasury yield fell less than 1 basis point, to 2.79%, near the key 3% level that traders are closely watching.

Members of the Federal Reserve voted unanimously to raise borrowing costs by a quarter percentage point and expressed confidence that the economy would strengthen and inflation would rise in coming months.

In its Monthly Stock Market Trading Report for the month of March, the SPSE highlighted that during the month of March this year, 50 per cent of the new investors were represented by individuals and the other 50 per cent were represented by joint/family investors.

The week also marks the start of earnings season with big US banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo set to report first-quarter results on Friday.

In physical oil markets, OPEC's No. 2 producer Iraq said on Monday that it will keep prices steady for its May crude supplies. Boeing was the biggest boost to the Dow, while gains in Apple shares led the S&P 500.

Ryan won't seek re-election
But I have given this job everything that I have, and I have no regrets whatsoever for having accepted this responsibility. Bryce spokesman Lauren Hitt says " Paul Ryan chose to quit today rather than face Randy Bryce and the voters".

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.81 percent.

Specifically, at the close of transactions yesterday, the All-Share Index rose by 69.86 points or 0.17 per cent to close at higher at 40,499.04 compared with 40,429.18 posted on Monday.

US stocks are climbing in midday trading as technology companies, banks and industrial companies rally. Microsoft gave back 1 percent, and JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America each fell 1.2 percent.

An early morning tweet by President Donald Trump implied the possibility of a military strike in Syria and set the downbeat tone for the session. -China trade tension eased after Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 158 points, or 0.7 percent, to 24,247.

The S&P 500 index showed six new 52-week highs and one new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 36 new highs and 22 new lows.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE for a 5.99-to-1 ratio on the upside and on the Nasdaq for a 3.68-to-1 ratio favoring advancers.

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