US stocks climb as investors weigh extended technical rally against weak jobless-claims data


  • The US Giants climbed on Thursday as the Tech Giants attempted to regain record heights.
  • On Wednesday, the Rebecking Tech Name index rose higher. The sector has reduced volatility in recent sessions as investors consolidated higher stock valuations and stronger momentum.
  • Investors also rejected the claim of the weekly unemployed indicating a permanent pain in the US labor market. Claims for the week ended Saturday totaled 884,000, missing the economist estimate of 850,000.
  • Oil fell after reports by the American Petroleum Institute that US reserves rose by about 3 million barrels. West Texas Intermediate crude sank 2.3% to $ 37.17 per barrel.
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Tech stocks resumed their recovery rally on Thursday with a rise in US stocks and increased key indices.

The popular sector has stepped into center stage this week after its collapse before Labor Day weekend. Tech names swung the index higher on Wednesday as investors scattered stocks at lower levels.

Mega-caps led the boom, including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. Volatility persists, and slip-ups from any tech giants will weigh on the broader market.

Traders also digested worse data than jobless claims. Claims for unemployment benefits reached a total of 884,000 improperly in the week ended Saturday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected weekly claims to fall to 850,000. Thursday’s report continued the pain in the labor market even after the unemployment rate fell in August.

The US market stood here shortly after opening at 9:30 am on Thursday.

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Continued claims, which track the number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits, increased slightly to 13.4 million. Economists claimed to dip below 13 million.

Market participants will be looking to Capitol Hill for updates on the stimulus vote. Senate Republicans are set to introduce a $ 500 billion bill to expand unemployment benefits from $ 300 a week. Democrats, who have repeatedly called for a package of at least $ 2.2 billion in economic aid, are likely to fall short of the small proposal.

Tesla shares climbed, continuing its uptrend after the tank through last weekend.

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AstraZeneca repeated some of its losses Wednesday. The biotech company stumbled after the trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate was halted because one participant had an adverse reaction. CEO Pascal Soriot said Thursday that the company still aimed to find out before the end of the year whether the vaccine protects people from coronovirus.

Gold spot rose 0.9% to $ 1,963.87 an ounce, which is at intraday levels; The precious metal remains in the narrow trading range of $ 1,900 to $ 2,000. The US dollar weakened and Treasury yields increased.

Bloomberg reported that the American Petroleum Institute reported a drop in oil after an increase of about 3 million barrels last week. West Texas Intermediate crude sank 2.3% to $ 37.17 per barrel. Brent crude, the international standard of oil, fell 1.8% to $ 40.07 a barrel on intraday lows.

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