Apple swoons, Nasdaq falls more than 3% amid historic U.S. inflation

Apple and other U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Wednesday, with the Nasdaq dropping more than 3% and the Dow falling for a fifth straight day after historic U.S. inflation data did little to ease investor worries over the outlook for the American economy.


Caroline Valetkevitch for Reuters:

The benchmark S&P 500 lost 1.7% and is now down 18% from its Jan. 3 record closing high.

The Labor Department’s monthly consumer price index (CPI)… increased 0.3% last month, the smallest gain since last August, while economists polled by Reuters had forecast consumer prices gaining 0.2% in April.

“It did not dispel the notion that there’s more to go in terms of reining in inflation,” said Quincy Krosby, chief equity strategist at LPL Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Apple shares dropped 5.2% and were the biggest weight on the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes. “There is much focus right now on Apple,” Krosby said. “Given its weighting, Apple is the bellwether for the market from many perspectives.”

Investor concerns about whether the Fed will continue to hike interest rates aggressively have hit growth stocks especially hard. The consumer discretionary and technology sectors fell about 3% each, leading S&P 500 sector declines.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 326.63 points, or 1.02%, to 31,834.11, the S&P 500 lost 65.87 points, or 1.65%, to 3,935.18 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 373.44 points, or 3.18%, to 11,364.24.

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        2. Lol. Emerald Robinson got sacked by Newsmax for being stupid and lying – and that takes some doing!
          You have LUCIFERASE on the brain. Ya do know that Uranus the planet is not made of poop?
          Tho’ in your case…

        3. People signing stacks of ballots on the dashboard of their car before putting them in the drop box… nothing to see here (even though the woman is on camera)

          Yep, people wearing rubber gloves driving around at 3:00am dropping off stacks of ballots… totally normal

          All on camera with corresponding location data… all BS

          All mention of mules blocked from social media… just like Hunt’s laptop… nothing to see here

          Most secure election in history! Wonderful!

  1. FWIW (and it’s worth is ???), Apple’s right at about an an S line that hasn’t been breached since since before September 2020. But it also hasn’t been tested since August of 2021. So a bounce here (however temporary or not) has a slightly elevated chance. Just know that overall economic bad news on any given day will breach S lines like they didn’t exist.

    1. It’s looks like Trump stepped in a pile of Country Joe’s brains.

      What do Joe Biden and, judging from his comments, Country Joe have in common? They have few brain cells left and thus should use them sparingly.

  2. Regardless of where one stands on the issue, you have to admit, when the Treasury Sec of the US (biggest econ in the World) advocates for abortion because it’s a better choice for the econ, something is rightfully bent. Besides racial implications (% of blacks aborted is greatest), it speaks to the concerning issues of demographics…as the US’s birthrate is barley above a sustaining level. But, but…we are willing to let into our country those that have not been proven to be free of illegality, sickness…or to offer skill/talent.

    Capt Lu-lu here…welcome to where we are going…we do not know.

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