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Dow Futures Rise 90 Pts; Investors Digest Fed Move Ahead of Jobless Claims

Stock Markets Sep 22, 2022 06:59AM ET
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By Peter Nurse

Investing.com -- U.S. stocks are seen marginally higher Thursday, bouncing after the previous session’s sharp losses, as investors digest another large interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve and the signaling of more to come.

At 07:00 ET (11:00 GMT), the Dow Futures contract was up 90 points, or 0.3%, S&P 500 Futures traded 8 points, or 0.2% higher, and Nasdaq 100 Futures climbed 20 points, or 0.2%.

The major equity averages closed lower Wednesday after the U.S. central bank lifted interest rates by another 75 basis points, as widely expected, but also included a set of projections that put rates on a path to rise above 4.5% next year, a more hawkish trajectory than previously anticipated.

The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 500 points, or 1.7%, the broad-based S&P 500 fell 1.7%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite ended down 1.8%.

Worries about the impact of aggressive interest rate hikes on the economy have hit stocks hard, with the benchmark S&P 500 less than 4% away from its mid-June low, its weakest point of the year.

“We project a mild recession in early-2024. The FOMC's move increases conviction, and the risk is for a potentially earlier recession," analysts at Societe Generale said.

On the economic front, data on weekly jobless claims are expected at 08:30 ET (12:30 GMT), while in the corporate sector, warehouse club Costco (NASDAQ:COST) and restaurant operator Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) are scheduled to report quarterly earnings.

Elsewhere, Lennar (NYSE:LEN) stock rose premarket after the homebuilder reported strong third-quarter results, benefiting from record-high property prices.

Oil prices edged higher Thursday, rebounding after falling to near two-week lows during the previous session as a combination of inventory stock builds, a tightening monetary policy, and a stronger dollar weighed.

U.S. crude inventories rose by 1.1 million barrels last week, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Additionally, the hawkish stance of the Federal Reserve raised fears of a global recession while also lifting the dollar to a 20-year high, making crude more expensive for foreign buyers.

By 07:00 ET, U.S. crude futures traded 0.8% higher at $83.64 a barrel, while the Brent contract rose 0.8% to $90.52. Both contracts fell more than 1% on Wednesday, and are on track for the first quarterly loss in more than two years.

Additionally, gold futures rose 0.1% to $1,676.55/oz, while EUR/USD edged 0.3% higher to 0.9869.

Dow Futures Rise 90 Pts; Investors Digest Fed Move Ahead of Jobless Claims
 

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Anturangga Tantra
Anturangga Tantra Sep 23, 2022 2:46AM ET
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I kinda wonder why Biden didn't replace Powell. in my country, some people latch onto a position/organization no matter who's in power or how the political climate. This kind of people usually very cunning and very dangerous because most of his actions are based on how profitable it is for himself. If his action happened to benefit the country, he'll profit, if the action lead the country to extreme loss, he will still profit.
rajesh vairale
rajesh vairale Sep 22, 2022 12:05PM ET
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f powel
Joe Rizzuto
Joe Rizzuto Sep 22, 2022 7:49AM ET
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this fed has made mistake after mistake.... what is worse tho, it is obvious now that Powell kept policy too loose last year to appease the biden admin and get reappointed to another 4 tera term. smh.
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that's why i shorted.  if they couldnt get 2021 right, they are not going to get 2022, 2023 or 2024 right.
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great trade. but i doubt it will work though 24, so, dont forget to take ur money off the table!
 
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