Yahoo Finance Daily

Yahoo Finance Daily

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May 14, 2021 4 min
Stocks advanced on Thursday, with investors digesting the latest stronger-than-expected print on the labor market's recovery, while still eyeing spiking prices that could throttle the recovery.
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Fears of rising inflation hammered Wall Street on Wednesday, with grim consumer price data sparking a sell-off in blue chip and technology shares, while amplifying new concerns about the rebound from COVID-19.
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Stocks fell Tuesday, with the major indexes adding to Monday's losses as inflation concerns rose.
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Stocks fell on Monday, with technology stocks under more pressure as investors weighed the risks that higher inflation during the pandemic recovery might drag on high-growth names.
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Though first-quarter earnings season is winding down, a handful of major companies will still be reporting results this week, including some of the newly public names like Airbnb, Roblox and Bumble. The Commerce Department's retail sales report is also set for release, offering another update on the strength of consumer spending during the economic recovery.
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Stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the Nasdaq ending a four-day losing streak as technology stocks recovered some losses spurred by concerns over higher inflation and rates.
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The S&P 500 and Dow rose while the Nasdaq extended declines on Wednesday, with growth stocks adding to losses spurred after a key policymaker suggested interest rates might need to rise to prevent an economic overheating.
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Stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, with technology stocks leading the way lower as investors digested commentary from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen around the possibility of higher interest rates.
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Stocks ended mixed on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Dow kicking off May on a high note while the Nasdaq declined.
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Investors will have another packed schedule of corporate earnings reports to consider, alongside the latest monthly jobs report from the Labor Department.
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Stocks hit record levels as investors considered a batch of stronger-than-expected earnings results from major companies and a sweeping set of proposals from President Joe Biden aimed at revamping the country's infrastructure and supporting families, children and students.
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Stocks slipped on Wednesday, with each of the three major indexes trading below the flat line as investors digested an onslaught of corporate earnings results and a monetary policy decision from the Federal Reserve.
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The S&P 500 reversed earlier gains to trade lower after the blue-chip index rose to an all-time high during Monday's regular trading day. The Dow and Nasdaq both also slipped. Shares of Tesla (TSLA) fell after the company's first-quarter sales results missed estimates, though earnings and automobile gross margins exceeded expectations in the report delivered Monday evening.
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Stocks eked out a new record high on Monday, with traders bracing for a busy week of corporate earnings results, a Federal Reserve monetary policy decision and deluge of economic data.
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Investors will have a variety of potentially market-moving events to contemplate this week, with corporate earnings season ramping up and a Federal Reserve decision on deck.
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Stocks erased earlier gains to trade sharply lower after Bloomberg reported Thursday afternoon that President Joe Biden would propose increasing the capital gains tax rate on wealthy individuals.
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Stocks rose on Wednesday for the first time in three sessions.
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Stocks fell Tuesday, with the three major indexes looking for dip for a second straight session.
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Stocks fell Monday, with the S&P 500 and Dow retreating from record levels.
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First-quarter earnings season ramps up this week, with several closely watched technology companies set to report results. This week's economic data reports will be relatively light, and members of the Federal Open Market Committee enter their quiet period before their next meeting and monetary policy decision at the end of the month.
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