Markets: S&P/TSX composite up almost 650 points



Canada’s foremost stock index was up almost 650 points in a broad-based rally Thursday, whereas U.S. stock markets additionally rose after new information displaying inflation within the United States eased in October.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 646.11 points, or 3.34 per cent, at 19,990.36.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial common was up 1,201.43 points, or 3.70 per cent, at 33,715.37, its greatest points achieve since March 4, 2020.

The S&P 500 index was up 207.80 points, or 5.54 per cent, at 3,956.37, whereas the Nasdaq composite was up 760.97 points, or 7.35 per cent, at 11,114.15.

Markets have been up on U.S. inflation information launched Thursday, which was softer than anticipated, stated Anish Chopra, managing director with Portfolio Management Corp.

Inflation for the U.S. was 7.7 per cent in October, dipping beneath eight per cent for the primary time since February.

Investors are decoding the information as an indication that inflation within the U.S. has plateaued and could also be on its method down, stated Chopra.

“It’s certainly a risk-on day today, driven by the U.S. CPI print that came in below expectations,” stated Chopra.

That means traders are optimistic that the Fed can be winding down its quantitative tightening marketing campaign, he stated.

“The markets have been looking for the signs of a Fed pivot, and certainly the market believes that today is one of the days for that,” stated Chopra.

“It appears that the Fed hikes are doing what they’re supposed to do, which is to cool inflation, and that rate increases will continue, but at a slower pace.”

The Canadian greenback traded for 74.75 cents US in contrast with 74.18 cents US on Wednesday.

Inflation remains to be fairly excessive, warned Chopra, and one month of knowledge doesn’t inform the entire story.

While inflation seems to be moderating within the items sector, there are issues it’s going to be stickier than the Fed would love, embedding itself into wages, stated Chopra.

However, he stated it definitely bodes properly for Canada’s upcoming inflation information launch subsequent week.

“When you look at Canada and the United States, the central banks seem to have been fortunate enough, at least so far, to have … inflation plateau and keep the economy growing at a very slow pace.”

The December crude contract was up 64 cents at US$86.47 per barrel and the December pure gasoline contract was up 37 cents at US$6.24 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$40 at US$1,753.70 an oz and the December copper contract was up six cents at US$3.76 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 10, 2022. 


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