stocks and January Inflation Report

US Stocks Dive Over 1% on Surging January Inflation Report

Tuesday witnessed a substantial tumble in US stocks, as investors grappled with a January inflation report that exceeded expectations, revealing a slower cooling of prices than initially forecasted. The repercussions were felt across the board, with all three major indices shedding more than 1% by the end of trading.


Market Recap:

The S&P 500 (SPX) closed at 4,940.97, down 80.87 points or 1.61%. Similarly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) stumbled 620.17 points or 1.60%, closing at 38,177.21. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) (NYA) and the Nasdaq Composite (COMPX) experienced losses of 1.74% and 1.99% respectively, with the NYSE MKT (XAX) and the Dow Jones Total Stock Market (DWCF) also seeing declines. The Russell 2000 (RUT) and the S&P 400 Mid Cap (MID) fared even worse, dropping 4.14% and 2.61% respectively.


Market Analysis:

The market’s reaction to the release of the January inflation report underscored concerns about inflationary pressures, with investors bracing for potential impacts on consumer spending, corporate margins, and monetary policy. The Federal Reserve’s potential response to these inflationary trends remains a focal point for market participants, who are closely monitoring any indications of policy adjustments.


Market Movers:

Among the notable stock movers today were:


  1. Palantir Technologies Inc (PLTR): Closing at $23.98, PLTR experienced a decline of 4.29%.
  2. Ohmyhome Ltd (OMH): OMH surged by an impressive 90.32%, closing at $2.36.
  3. Tesla Inc (TSLA): TSLA closed at $183.10, marking a decrease of 2.67%.
  4. Ault Alliance Inc (AULT): AULT saw a notable increase of 35.38%, closing at $0.56.
  5. Marathon Digital Holdings Inc (MARA): MARA closed at $25.63, down 6.05%.
  6. BioNexus Gene Lab Corp (BGLC): BGLC soared an astonishing 323.36%, closing at $1.74.


Today’s market performance reflects the delicate balance between economic recovery and inflationary pressures. As investors navigate these uncertainties, the coming days are poised to provide further insights into the trajectory of the market and the broader economy.

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