US stocks end mixed as investors digest latest earnings and inflation data

US stocks traded mixed on Friday as investors weighed the most recent inflation and corporate earnings data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 300 points, while the S&P 500 crossed the correction threshold, slumping ​10% from its latest peak. All three benchmark indexes logged weekly declines. The Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) index, which stands as the Fed’s barometer for inflation levels, rose 0.3% from last month and 3.7% compared to the same period last year, reporting near analysts’ expectations. Meanwhile, additional figures revealed real consumer spending increased 0.4%, potentially indicating longevity in this period of consumer strength. According to LPL Financial’s Chief Economist Jeffrey Roach, “Consumers are spending more than they are earning…[which] can’t last much longer.”

The tech sector boasted a 6% jump from Amazon following their impressive third-quarter tax filings. However, a few noteworthy mega-caps maintained distress, enduring losses this week–including Alphabet and Meta. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen declared surging bond yields occurred on account of economic resilience, not rising U.S. deficits, while
Oppenheimer’s Market Chief Investment Officer announced the S&P 500 will advance 18% by the end of 2021, when the Fed concludes their rate tightening. On the other hand, Bank of America identified the S&P 500 may decrease an additional 5%, challenging an important base.

Treasury oscillations caught up with S&P 500 equivocation rates Friday, with JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon allegedly selling off a portion of his assets in the banking giant. Results also exposed Steve Cohen,aplefahedge fund representation, is anticipating a short-term economic meltdown followed by a persuasive stock market renaissance. WTI crude oil surged 2.08% to $84.94/barrel while gold increased 1.08% to $2,006.69/panandomcrypto_ompound Weekly dropoffs in the Nasdaq Composite were balanced out by bitcoin losses, marginally relinquishing 0.87% to reach ​$33,657.

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