The stock exchange rises as market players give attention the future inflation reading
The stock exchange climbed on Tuesday,buoyed by Amazon.com and Apple, while investors focused on upcoming inflation data that could upset the market’s fragile recovery.
Amazon.com (AMZN.O) rose 1.9 percent while Apple (AAPL.O) added 0.73 percent, both helping the S&P 500 shake off a negative open to the session and climb 0.13 percent in afternoon trade.
Evidence of the impact of unpredictable, at times frenetic markets was clear almost everywhere in recent days. Traders who typically pick up their phones to exchange tidbits of details requested to speak after the close. Capital markets bankers cut meetings short to run back to their desks.
Among the biggest movers was sportswear retailer Under Armour (UAA.N), up more than 17 percent on strong quarterly sales, and AmerisourceBergen (ABC.N), up 8 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported Walgreens (WBA.O) was seeking to buy out the drug distributor.
Cleveland Fed president Loretta Mester, a voting member in the central bank’s rate-setting committee this year, said the recent stock market sell-off and jump in volatility will not spoil the economy’s over-all solid potential.
After a wildly volatile week that pushed the market into correction territory, U.S. stocks increased about 3 percent over Friday and Monday, their greatest two-day increase since June 2016.