US stocks rise;  Q1 earnings season continues

US stocks rise; Q1 earnings season continues

US stocks tended to rise overnight after widespread losses on Monday.

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Tuesday will also see earnings season continue, with Fox News and Fox Business Parent Fox Corporation set to release their fiscal results before Tuesday’s opening bell, as well as food retailer Sysco Corp., the music and entertainment company Warner Music Group, hotel giant Hyatt Hotels and cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line.

In the afternoon, attention will turn to integrated oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum, video game maker Electronic Arts, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global and top hotel and casino operator upscale Wynn Resorts, among others.

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Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index fell 3.2% on Monday, hitting its lowest level in more than a year.

The Federal Reserve is trying to calm inflation, which is at its highest level in four decades, but investors fear it could trigger a slowdown in the United States. This adds to the pressure of Russia’s war against Ukraine and the Chinese slowdown.

US stocks tended to rise overnight after widespread losses on Monday. (NYSE via AP) (NYSE via AP)

On Wall Street, the S&P 500 fell to 3,991.24. That leaves Wall Street’s benchmark index down 16.8% from its January 3 high.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2% to 32,245.70. The Nasdaq composite slid 4.3% to 11,623.25 as tech stocks are the best-selling.

Energy stocks also fell. Marathon Oil and APA Corp. each sank more than 14%.

Stocks fell as the Fed shifted away from a strategy of pumping money into the financial system, which drove prices higher.

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The U.S. central bank has raised its key rate from near zero, where it has sat for much of the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, it indicated it would double the size of future increases from its usual margin.

Meanwhile, Asian stocks followed Wall Street’s decline on Tuesday as fears grew that rate hikes in the United States to fight inflation could stall economic growth.

Market benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia fell. Shanghai has advanced. Oil prices fell more than $1 but remained above $100 a barrel.

Last week, the central bank indicated that it would double the size of future increases from its usual margin. (NYSE via AP) (NYSE via AP/Associated Press)

Traders are pricing the “imminent deterioration in economic conditions,” IG’s Yeap Jun Rong said in a report.

The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo fell 0.8% to 26,117.76 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 2.8% to 19,436.73.

The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2% to 3,009.22 after the Chinese government announced rent cuts and other aid for small businesses in a renewed effort to spur sluggish economic growth.

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Seoul’s Kospi fell 0.7% to 3,593.12 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 fell 1.2% to 7,034.90.

The India Sensex opened 0.1% higher at 54,537.35. Markets in New Zealand and Southeast Asia declined.

In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.15 to $101.94 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract plunged from $6.68 to $103.09 on Monday. Brent crude, the price basis for international oil trade, fell $1.20 to $104.74 a barrel in London. It fell from $6.45 the previous session to $105.94.

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The dollar gained 130.43 yen from 130.32 yen on Monday. The euro fell from $1.0566 to $1.0576.

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