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All three stock indexes finished Tuesday lower after 10 regional lenders received a bad review. Someone got a little… moody.
Looks like we’re not going to witness a new all-time high for the benchmark index this earnings season.
A choppy mood narrated stocks’ direction ahead of the looming jobs report. Another scorcher coming?
Of those that have reported Q2 figures, a hefty 80% have topped Wall Street’s earnings expectations.
A total of 166 S&P 500 companies report earnings this week, including tech juggernauts Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta.
Elevated dealmaking has helped three banks rake in profits near $50bn in Q2 while consumers and businesses get bitten by higher rates.
Consumer prices climbed at their slowest pace in more than 2 years. Next up – earnings season kicks off.
More than 20 banks are in the S&P 500 and all eyes will be on the big players – JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo.
Another scorcher report swept stocks, extending recent losses, and suggesting the Fed may tighten later this month.
Another day, another data release – consumer confidence jumped, defying worries over belt-tightening.
Piles of money are stacked against the unstoppable stock-market rally and short sellers are hurting big time.
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