S&P 500 meets closing high as inflation jumps

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10 June Stocks ended on Thursday with the S&P 500 meeting a closing high. Economic data seem to support the Federal Reserve's assertion that the current wave of heightened inflation will be temporary.

All three major financial indexes advanced, with major market stocks putting Nasdaq out of the air. But economically negative transports and small caps ended the session in sensitive territory.

The consumer price index data of the Labor Department increased above consensus and added fodder to the debate over whether current price spikes could lead into long-term inflation despite the Fed's assurances to the contrary.

But a closer look was that much of the price surge came from items such as commodities and airlines, and is thus likely to be temporary.

Earlier this week, we had extremely boring market days as we all kept our eyes on the bullseye of this CPI report, said Ryan Detrick, Senior Market Strategist at LPL Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina. But once people looked under the surface, the majority of the higher inflation is due to the reopening and stock had a relief rally.

The market is taking it up against it as it realizes that the whole economy isn't overheating, Detrick added.

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Nevertheless, industrials and transports, areas that stand to benefit from the infrastructure spending, were in negative territory.

Unofficially, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12.21 points, or 0.04%, to 34,459. 35, the S&P 500 gained 19.71 points, or 0.47% to 4,239. 26 and Nasdaq Composite added 106.86 points or 0.77% to 14,018. 61

Healthcare was the largest part of the S&P 500 and had 11 major sectors.

But the interest rate-sensitive financial sector was the biggest loser, weighed by easing U.S. Treasury yields.

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Other stocks that had benefited from the retail short squeeze rally, including Clover Health Investments Corp AMC Entertainment Holdings, Bed Bath Beyond Inc and GEO Group, also fell in the session.

United Airlines had acquired after sources told Reuters that Boeing Co was in talks to place a single-billion dollar order for multi-billion jets, potentially split between Boeing and Europe's Airbus.

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