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Wall Street declines, ending a run of record highs By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the ground of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

By Stephen Culp

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street slid on Tuesday, bringing a multi-day rally of straight record closing highs to a shut as profit-taking and worries over ongoing inflation fueled a broad sell-off.

All three main U.S. inventory indexes had been down, with the and the Nasdaq setting a course to snap their profitable streak of eight consecutive record closing highs.

After such a run, and within the absence of market-moving catalysts, market members appeared primed to take earnings.

“It’s a risk-off day,” mentioned Jay Hatfield, CEO and portfolio supervisor at InfraCap Advisors in New York. “After PPI today and with CPI tomorrow, it’s reasonable that we take a pause.”

“Earnings season is nearly over and we’re at all-time highs,” Hatfield added. “It makes sense that the market would stall and maybe test some support levels.”

“It’s not ‘run for the exit.’ I just don’t see a reason to add exposure now.”

The Labor Department’s producer costs (PPI) report confirmed inflation continues to collect warmth as ongoing items and labor provide challenges ship worth development additional past the U.S. Federal Reserve’s common annual 2% inflation goal.

Wednesday’s CPI report will likely be scrutinized for clues concerning the extent to which producer costs are being handed alongside to the patron, whose spending represents about 70% of the U.S. economic system.

(Graphic: Inflation: https://graphics.reuters.com/USA-STOCKS/znpnekkokvl/inflation.png)

The fell 206.42 factors, or 0.57%, to 36,225.8, the S&P 500 misplaced 25.98 factors, or 0.55%, to 4,675.72 and the dropped 130.99 factors, or 0.82%, to fifteen,851.37.

Among the 11 main sectors of the S&P 500, client discretionary suffered the most important share drop, whereas utilities led the gainers.

Third-quarter reporting season has the end line in sight, with 445 of the businesses within the S&P 500 having reported. Of these, 81% have beat consensus, in line with Refinitiv.

General Electric (NYSE:) Co surged 2.5% after the 129-year-old industrial conglomerate introduced it might cut up into three separate public firms to simplify its enterprise.

Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc plunged 11.4%, weighing down the patron discretionary sector and increasing losses after Chief Executive Elon Musk’s Twitter (NYSE:) ballot proposing to promote a tenth of his holdings garnered a 57.9% vote in favor of the sale. This raised questions as as to whether Musk violated a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Shares of Robinhood Markets Inc (NASDAQ:) dropped 3.0% after the net retail buying and selling app reported a safety breach affecting about 5 million of its prospects.

On the plus aspect, upbeat quarterly outcomes despatched online game maker Zynga (NASDAQ:) Inc leaping 8.9% and shares of homebuilder D.R. Horton up 5.1%.

Declining points outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.38-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.74-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

The S&P 500 posted 31 new 52-week highs and two new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 105 new highs and 64 new lows.

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