It is another record high for the major indices, as investors digest the latest from the Federal Reserve and this morning’s initial claims number. The major event this afternoon will be Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s contribution to a panel on the global economy that started at 12pm ET. He acknowledged the strength of the March jobs report but would like to see a series of reports like that.
The S&P climbed for a second straight day, while the Nasdaq is outperforming amid a rally in giants such as Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN). Small caps managed to fight their way back into positive territory. The Russell 2000 was up around 0.4%
Technology is the best performing sector in today’s session with Okta (OKTA) soaring up 11% after the company reaffirmed its guidance for year 2021.
S&P 500 Index
Communication Services XLC
Consumer Discretionary XLY
Consumer Staples XLP
Health Care XLV
Real Estate XLRE
Oil fluctuated between gains and losses; it is currently down 0.13% at $59.71.
Advancers are leading decliners on both the NYSE and the Nasdaq, while volume is mixed.
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