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Tech stocks push S&P 500 to record close, buoy Nasdaq – Reuters

April 13 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 closed at another record high on Tuesday and the Nasdaq composite index leapt, as financiers shook off concerns about the stop in Johnson & & Johnsons COVID-19 vaccine rollout and strong U.S. inflation.
The drugmakers shares struck a one-month low prior to recuperating a few of its losses, as calls for pausing the usage of its COVID-19 vaccine after six women established uncommon blood embolisms dealt a fresh setback to efforts to tackle the pandemic.
The news came as U.S. information showed the customer cost index (CPI) in March rose by the most in more than 8-1/2 years, beginning what the majority of economic experts expect will be a quick duration of greater inflation.
U.S. futures at first dropped on the J&J news, however pared losses after the CPI data. Strong demand for Tuesday lunchtimes U.S. Treasuries problem lowered yields further, highlighting investors lack of concern about any imminent bump in interest rates.
Instead, high-flying innovation names that thrived throughout coronavirus-induced lockdowns last year brought in restored purchasing that boosted Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc

. The broader innovation sector also rose, as did the NYSE FANG+TM Index for a record 12th straight session.
The S&P 500 closed at record highs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week.
” The genuine curveball today is the J&J vaccine halt, although this too might be shrugged off as a small problem. While this might cause some short-term volatility, financiers have been quite steadfast in their faith in a complete financial recovery,” said Mike Loewengart, handling director at investment method at E * TRADE Financial.
Unofficially, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 65.96 points, or 0.2%, to 33,679.44, the S&P 500 acquired 13.67 points, or 0.33%, to 4,141.66 and the Nasdaq Composite included 146.10 points, or 1.05%, to 13,996.10.
Highlighting financiers unfazed attitudes was the volatility index, which intraday dipped beneath the 14-month closing low hit on Friday.

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* J&J shares struck one-month low.
* Tech firms improve indexes.
* Big bank profits to start from Wednesday.
* Crypto-stocks leap ahead of Coinbase IPO (Updates to market close).

” This year, 20 had actually shown to be a little a floor, but what weve seen from the start of this month is the VIX broke down through that level and developed its trading range at mid-teens, which is noteworthy for the more comprehensive threat environment as we get in earnings season,” stated Greg Boutle, U.S. head of equity and derivative technique at BNP Paribas.
First-quarter earnings season begins in earnest on Wednesday, with the very first reports anticipated from Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo.
Experts expect incomes for S&P 500 business to have actually jumped 25% from a year previously, driven by strength in consumer monetary and discretionary companies, according to Refinitiv IBES data.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain-related firms, such as Riot Blockchain and Marathon Digital Holdings, got as bitcoin prices soared, a day ahead of the listing of Coinbase, the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange. (Reporting by David French in New York and Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sagarika Jaisinghani, Arun Koyyur, Maju Samuel and Richard Chang).

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