AGI – Tuesday 13 July Wall Street closes down at the end of a day characterized by uncertainty and volatility, after the US inflation data. The Dow Jones lost 0.31% to 35.018 points, while the S&P fell by 0.3% to 4,371 points and the Nasdaq by 0.38% to 14,803 points, after both hitting new intraday records.
Consumer prices in the United States are running in June: the rise was 5.4% per year, the highest since 2008 and beyond analysts’ estimates, which predicted a + 4.7%.
In May, inflation had risen by 5%. On a monthly basis, the increase was almost 1%. However, experts note that one-third of the increase in inflation in June was driven by rising used car prices, which shows that warming prices in the US should be a temporary factor.
On Thursday 15 July, the Fed’s number one, Jerome Powell will speak in the US Chamber e his words will be weighed especially as regards the start of tapering.
Meanwhile, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs were the first major US banks to release second quarter figures, showing a sharp rise in earnings. However, this was not enough to reassure investors as JP Morgan loses 1.5% and Goldman over 1.
Well instead Pepsico who earns over 2%, after announcing a rise in year-end earnings estimates. Overall on Wall Street, big tech stocks, such as Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet, keep the Nasdaq tonic.