Indexes Settle Higher After Lackluster Session

Oil and gold both suffered losses

Managing Editor
Feb 15, 2023 at 4:32 PM
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Wall Street's focus stayed on retail sales data today, which blew past estimates with a 3% rise in January. Despite this green flag for the country's economic outlook, stocks had to claw their way into positive territory, as investors weighed how the Federal Reserve may respond. The Dow added 39 points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out wins as well.

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  • Target this electricity stock for President's Day week.
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  • Plus, crypto stock surging; UPS boasting technical support; and unpacking Upstart's revenue win.

Closing Indexes Summary Feb 15

NYSE and Nasdaq Stats Feb 15

5 Things to Know Today 

  1. A new study suggested not all Americans are on board the artificial intelligence (AI) train. (CNBC)
  2. Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said he plans to hire a replacement for his same position held at Twitter (TWTR) by the end of 2023. (MarketWatch
  3. Crypto name surges on fresh stake
  4. Support is piling up for this delivery stock. 
  5. Lending giant just saw post-earnings breakout.

Corporate Earnings Feb 15

Unusual Options Activity Feb 15

Oil, Gold See Steep Losses

After a weekly rise in U.S. crude inventories of 16.3 million barrels, per the Energy Information Administration (EIA), March-dated West Texas Intermediate crude settled lower. More specifically, oil futures shed 47 cents, or 0.6%, to finish at $78.59 a barrel.

April-dated gold closed at a fresh five-week low, as the greenback found strength. April-dated gold dropped $20.10, or 1.1%, to settle at $1,845.30 per ounce. 


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