Major U.S. stock-indexes little changed on Thursday morning as financial stocks gained after two more Federal Reserve officials said the case for an interest rate hike was strengthening. Their comments followed the hawkish tone set by key Fed policymakers in recent days and came ahead of Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech on Friday at Jackson Hole, which will be assessed to see if she takes an aggressive stance.
Most of Dow stocks in positive area (18 of 30). Top gainer – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO, +0.98%). Top loser – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT, -1.34%).
Most of S&P sectors also in positive area. Top gainer – Technology (+0.3%). Top loser – Services (-0.1%).
At the moment:
Dow 18454.00 -18.00 -0.10%
S&P 500 2175.25 +0.25 +0.01%
Nasdaq 100 4790.00 +3.75 +0.08%
Oil 47.12 +0.35 +0.75%
Gold 1325.20 -4.50 -0.34%
U.S. 10yr 1.56 +0.01
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