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A down day in Wednesday's market doesn't tell the whole story, Cramer says.
Stocks will be on inflation watch Thursday. Volatile trading in oil and commodities promises to spill into the stock market again. On Wednesday, energy and other commodities rose, reversing a selling trend and worrying investors, who have been hoping for a reprieve from inflation.
The Dow declined by triple digits on Wednesday with financial shares selling off for a second straight day on fresh concerns about the widening impact of the mortgage crisis.
Stocks closed lower, hurt by rising oil prices and fresh worries about the financial sector, though the market ended off its lows for the day.
Banks stocks dragged down the broader stock market on Wednesday with Merrill analyst Richard Bernstein writing the credit crisis is “far from over.”
Stocks opened lower amid signs that the consumer was buying fewer goods that will cost more in the future.
The Bank of England cut its GDP forecast and said inflation might hit 5 percent, well above the target rate. Despite the inflation worries, the bet is still tilted toward the BoE cutting rates before they raise them.
Macy's reported a slightly lower quarterly profit Wednesday, saying it outperformed its major competitors despite economic pressures.
Stocks should continue to take most of their cues from oil and the dollar Wednesday, but July retail sales data could also be key.
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Stocks could sprint higher into the coming week, as a strengthening dollar and declining commodities prices encourage buyers hoping for a reprieve from inflation.
Oil was down last week, and we had some decent economic numbers on Friday, so the questions on everyone's mind is what groups might be overbought/oversold to play for a short-term bounce. The chief groups are energy and financials.
Stocks remained fairly range-bound this afternoon, but finished slightly to the upside. The Dow’s 119-point range today is its narrowest in just over a month. However, many of the sectors that performed poorly yesterday continued to be disappointing today.
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Stocks finished higher Wednesday, despite profit-taking in the last half-hour of trading, as Wall Street cheered what appeared to be a tame inflation reading.