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NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were mostly flat on Monday, the dollar weakened and U.S. government bond yields fell as investors weighed mixed messages on inflation and how aggressive the Federal Reserve might be in combating it.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose just 0.09% on the day, while the S&P 500 .SPX lost 0.12% and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 0.1%
Of note was Nvidia Corp NVDA.O, whose stock declined around 6% after the chip designer warned on Monday that its second-quarter revenue would drop by 19% from the prior quarter on weakness in its gaming business.
The broad Euro STOXX 600 .STOXX finished up around 0.75% on Monday, led by cyclical and growth stocks, helping it recover losses from Friday. But the MSCI world equity index .MIWD00000PUS, which tracks shares in 47 countries, added just 0.15%.
"With labor market strength, the threat of a recession seems remote, but concerns over how aggressive the Federal Reserve could be hovers over the market," Quincy Krosby, chief global strategist for LPL Financial, said in an email.
Indeed, higher interest rates remained in focus for investors.
Unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs data last week raised the stakes for the July U.S. consumer prices report due on Wednesday, which could see a further acceleration in inflation -- and more aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate hikes.,
Business investment appeared to be an early victim of rising prices and rates, according to new U.S. government data.
At the same time, U.S. consumers' expectations for where inflation will be in a year and three years dropped sharply in July, a New York Federal Reserve survey showed on Monday, a win for policy makers. Read full story
On Monday, benchmark 10-year note yields US10YT=RR fell to 2.751%, after getting as high as 2.869% on Friday, the highest since July 22. Two-year yields US2YT=RR were last at 3.211%, after reaching 3.331% on Friday, the highest since June 16.
'OTHER SIDE OF THAT MOUNTAIN'
"The rise in inflation and the Fed's reaction to it has been a real headwind for valuations this year," Morgan Stanley strategists wrote in a note on Monday. "However, it's also been a tailwind for earnings. Now, we are on the other side of that mountain, and operating leverage is rolling over likely more than the consensus expects."
Fed funds futures traders are now pricing for a 67.5% chance of another 75 basis point rate increase in September, and for the Fed funds rate to rise to 3.65% by March, from 2.33% now. FEDWATCH
"We see inflation staying above the Fed’s 2% target through next year," BlackRock Investment Institute strategists wrote in a note on Monday. "We think the Fed will keep responding to calls to tame inflation until it acknowledges how that would stall growth."