Stocks Cut Rally Short as Investors Weigh Beige Book

A batch of upbeat earnings reports couldn't offset rising Treasury yields

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Oct 19, 2022 at 4:23 PM
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Wall Street took a breather today, despite upbeat earnings reports from Netflix (NFLX) and Procter & Gamble (PG). A surging 10-year Treasury yield, which climbed above 4.1%, pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq lower, while the Dow shed 100 points. 

Investors also unpacked the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, which showed that though inflation has eased slightly, prices are still rising and recession fears are prevalent. The report also noted the U.S. economy is growing modestly and at a slower pace, amid a tight job market. 

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

  • What the big earnings win means for P&G stock.
  • Nordstrom stock flashing bearish signal.
  • Plus, more on Netflix; another blue-chip earnings win; and ADBE's new bear notes.

The Dow Jones Average (DJI - 30,423.81) dropped 100 points, or 0.3% for the day. Travelers (TRV) led the gainers, adding 4.4%, while Home Depot (HD) paced the laggards with a 3.4% loss.

The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 3,695.16) shed 24.8 points, or 0.7% for the day. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC - 10,680.51) fell 91.9 points, or 0.9% for the session.

Lastly, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX - 30.76) rose 0.3 point, or 0.9% for the session.

Closing Summary Oct19

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5 Things to Know Today

  1. A taxpayers’ group in Wisconsin asked the Supreme Court to block President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, which goes into effect this weekend .(CNBC)
  2. The Biden administration will award $2.8 billion in grants to boost U.S. production of electric vehicle (EV) batteries and the minerals needed to build them. (Reuters)
  3. Subscriber numbers drove the Netflix stock surge.
  4. After earnings, Travelers stock holds key level.
  5. Bear notes galore for Adobe stock today: find out why.

Earnings Oct19

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Oil Prices Snap Skid After EIA Report

Oil prices settled higher on Wednesday, snapping a three-day losing streak after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a drop in crude and gasoline supplies for the week. Plus, President Joe Biden released 15 million crude barrels from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. November-dated crude rose $2.73, or 3.3%, to finish at $85.55 per barrel.

Gold prices logged their lowest close in over three weeks thanks to surging Treasury yields and a stronger U.S. dollar. December-dated gold fell $21.60, or 1.3%, to close at $1,634.20 an ounce.


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