Dow Scores Best Day Since November 2020 Amid Massive Rally

Stocks bounced off their lowest levels since 2020 today

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Oct 13, 2022 at 4:31 PM
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The major benchmarks scored big wins on Thursday, though earlier in the session, all three slipped to their lowest levels since 2020 due to September's hotter-than-expected consumer price index (CPI), which revealed inflation is up 8.2% year-over-year. The Dow added 827 points and logged its best day since November 2020, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq scored solid gains of their own, with all three major indexes nabbing their first win in seven sessions

Bank and energy names were responsible for a large portion of these gains, but Big Tech and chip stocks also rallied. Though today's CPI reading may lead to a more hawkish U.S. Federal Reserve down the line, many on Wall Street might be speculating that inflation will soon reach its peak.

Continue reading for more on today's market, including:

  • Applied Materials stock surged despite a sales warning.
  • Checking in with PNC Financial stock before its quarterly report.
  • Plus, CVX flashing bull signal; why KSS fell earlier; and DPZ's post-earnings pop.

The Dow Jones Average (DJI - 30,038.72 ) added 827.9 points, or 2.8% for the day. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) led the gainers, adding 5.6%. No blue-chip stocks settled lower.

The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 3,669.91) rose 92.9 points, or 2.6% for the day. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC - 10,649.15) gained 232.05 points, or 2.2% for the session.

Lastly, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX - 31.94) dropped 1.6 points, or 4.9% for the session.

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5 Things to Know Today

  1. Netflix's (NFLX) ad-supported version will be available in the U.S. on Nov. 3 for $6.99 per month, with commercials playing before and during content. (CNBC)
  2.  Apple (AAPL) has partnered up with Goldman Sachs (GS) to offer a savings account to its cardholders, as the tech giant expands into financial services.(MarketWatch)
  3. Blue-chip stock's flashing bull signal has never been wrong. 
  4. Hot inflation data weighed on Kohl's stock this morning.
  5. Domino's Pizza stock surged after a revenue beat.

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Oil Prices Snap Losing Streak on EIA Data

Oil prices edged higher on Thursday to snap their three-day losing streak. Boosting black gold was a weekly drop in distillate supplies of almost 5 million barrels, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. November-dated crude added $1.84, or 2.1%, to close at $89.11 per barrel.

Meanwhile, gold prices settled lower, following the hotter-than-expected inflation data. December-dated gold shed 50 cents, or less than 0.1%, to close at $1,677 an ounce, and traded as low as $1,648.30 earlier in the session.


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