Wall Street Slumps as Inflation Gauge Looms

The Dow is mired in a three-day slump, while the Nasdaq shed triple digits today

Deputy Editor
Feb 28, 2024 at 4:26 PM
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Wall Street has fallen victim to profit taking since nabbing record highs all around on Friday. Despite a mostly upbeat GDP report, the Dow logged a third-straight loss, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq logged its fourth loss in the last five trading days. Now, all eyes turn to the personal consumption expenditure reading for January -- the Federal Reserve's favorite inflation gauge -- due out tomorrow. 

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

Closing Indexes Summary Feb 28

NYSE and Nasdaq Stats Feb 28

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    Unusual Options Activity Feb 28

    Oil, Gold Futures Fall

    Oil futures fell after government data showed domestic commercial-crude inventories rose for a fifth-straight week. For the session, April-dated West Texas Intermediate (WTI) lost 33 cents, or 0.4%, to finish at $78.54 per barrel.

    Gold futures were slightly lower as well, with April-dated gold shed $1.40, or 0.07%, to settle at $2,042.70 per ounce.


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