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After Wall Street hardly moved, Asian stocks mixed in quiet trade

  • Asian equities were neutral in advance of the publication of inflation data.
  • The Nasdaq composite increased by 0.3% to 16,338.24, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 0.2% to 39,431.51.
  • With a surge that was evocative of its frenzied actions from three years prior, GameStop shot up 74.4%.

In quiet trading on Tuesday, Asian equities were neutral in advance of the publication of inflation data, while U.S. market indices saw minimal movement. Although Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.2% to 7,731.40, Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 shed early gains and was trading less than 0.1% higher at 38,194.38.

The Kospi in South Korea barely moved, rising less than 0.1% to 2,726.76; the Hang Seng in Hong Kong increased less than 0.1% to 19,115.78; and the Shanghai Composite fell over 0.3% to 3,139.89. To determine the pace of economic expansion and the value of the currency, investors were keeping an eye out for inflation indicators.

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The S&P 500 fluctuated between little gains and losses over the day, ultimately edging lower by less than 0.1% to 5,221.42. The Nasdaq composite increased by 0.3% to 16,338.24, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased by 0.2% to 39,431.51.

Biopharmaceutical company Incyte saw an 8.6% increase in value following its announcement that it would repurchase up to $2 billion worth of stock, increasing the amount of earnings that each remaining share is entitled to. With a surge that was evocative of its frenzied actions from three years prior, GameStop shot up 74.4%.

After a challenging April, stocks have generally rebounded this month on renewed optimism that inflation may abate enough to persuade the Federal Reserve to lower its benchmark interest rate later in the year.

When the US government releases its most recent monthly report on the level of inflation experienced by consumers nationwide on Wednesday, it will serve as a crucial litmus test for those aspirations. This week’s statistics also include sales at US stores and the inflation wholesalers are witnessing.

Expectations have increased that the economy can avoid “stagflation” and reach the bull’s eye, which is the point at which it cools down enough to contain inflation while remaining robust enough to avert a severe recession. This week, the Biden administration is anticipated to declare that duties on Chinese-imported medical goods, electronics, electric cars, and solar equipment will be increased.

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