Dow industrials on track for 800-point jump as investors react to inflation data


U.S. stock futures surged to the upside on Thursday after softer-than-expected consumer price data. Up just 83 points ahead of the data, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, +2.73% were up 900 points, or 2.7%, to 33,434. S&P 500 futures ES00, +4.33% surged 118 points, or 3.1%, to 3,873.25, with those futures up just 11 points ahead of the data. Nasdaq-100 futures NQ00, +5.82% surged 390.50 points, or 3.6%, to 11,215. Bond yields were tumbling, with that of the 10-year note TMUBMUSD10Y, 3.859% plunging 21 basis points to 3.939% and that of the two-year TMUBMUSD02Y, 4.323% off 23 basis points to 4,399%. The ICE Dollar Index DXY, -1.87% slid 0.8%, while gold GC00, +2.21% surged $21 to $1,735.90 an ounce. The CPI report showed headline October inflation cooling more than expected to 7.7%, which has encouraged investors hoping the Federal Reserve can begin easing up on interest rate hikes sooner than later.

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