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Wall Street had its biggest rally after having the best performance by the member the previous day. All the members who participated in the rally were very relaxed after the decision made by the Fed’s FOMC meeting. 

How Did The Benchmarks Perform?

The average industrial advantage made by the  Dow Jones was 1.5%. This can also be said as 506.50 points to close at 34,764.82. In this, a total of 30 members participated out of which of the only 27 ended in green while the other 3 ended in the red. 

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 155.40 points due to the better by gaining large technology stocks and ending at 15,052.24, This was the teach-laden index’s closing above 15,000.

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In the meantime, the S&P 500 had increased their ranking by 1.2% and they finished at 4,448.98. The Energy Select Sector, the Financials Select Sector, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector, the Technology Select Sector, the Materials Select Sector, and the Communication Services Select Sector raised 3.5%, 1.3%, 1%, 2.5%,1.4%, and 1%, respectively. Nine out of eleven sectors index closed in positive territory while two ended in the red. The  Volatility Index was decreased to 10.7%. This means a total of 9.84 billion shares were traded, This trade in comparison to the last trade was very less. 

Concerns Over Fed Ease

Investors seemed to be relieved of the Fed’s stance on and their monetary policies. Chairman of Fed Jerome Powell also confirmed that having a shift from the central bank’s policies has increased profits as well as investors’ confidence. The Fed then had decided to keep its monetary policy fixed and is planning to continue with the short-term interest rate. 

Fed’s recent plans and policies contain 9 out of 18 members who have put their belief that the first-rate cut will begin in the second half of 2022. This number has been changed after June’s FOMC meeting. Although the Fed is not planning to provide any further timespan while the tapering of the monthly $120 billion. Many industrialists have put their hope that the announcement will be done in the next FOMC meeting is going to be held in November and the process should be starting December.

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As investors have transferred their funds to other risky assets such as investing in equities from government bonds. Overall such actions taken have affected the benchmark 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note which was further raised 11.6 points to 1.427%. 

Meanwhile all the shares of many banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, Bank of America Corp. BAC and Citigroup Inc. C have gained the rate of 3.4%, 3.9%, and 3.9%, respectively. 

Economic Data

The Department of Labor also reported that every week jobless claims are increasing and last week it was raised to 351,000 for the week as of Sep 18. The four-week moving average was also was affected and it came down 750 to 335,750, which in turn reached the lowest since March 2020. 

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IHS Markit also claimed that the U.S. had provided various Output Index for the month of September which was then decreased to a 12-month low of 54.5 from 55.4 in August. If any readings showed above 50 that would mean the expansions in economic activities. 

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