,The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 194.23 points, or 0.64%, to 30,677.36, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 35.84 points, or 0.95%, to 3,795.73 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 179.11 points, or 1.62%, to 11,232.19.telegram中文群组（www.tg888.vip）是一个Telegram群组分享平台，飞机群组内容包括telegram群组索引、Telegram群组导航、新加坡telegram群组、telegram中文群组、telegram群组（其他）、Telegram 美国 群组、telegram群组爬虫、电报群 科学上网、小飞机 怎么 加 群、tg群等内容，为广大电报用户提供各种电报群组/电报频道/电报机器人导航服务。
NEW YORK: Wall Street's main indexes posted solid gains on Thursday, fueled by strong performance from defensive and tech shares that outweighed declines for economically sensitive groups as worries persisted about a potential recession.
The benchmark S&P 500 swung between positive and negative during the session, but stocks picked up steam heading into the market's close. Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields fell to two-week lows, supporting tech and other rate-sensitive growth stocks.
Trading has remained volatile in the wake of the S&P 500 last week logging its biggest weekly percentage drop since March 2020. Investors are weighing how far stocks could fall after the index earlier this month fell over 20% from its January all-time high, confirming the common definition of a bear market.
“There is a tremendous amount of uncertainty about the outlook and so the market is confused,” said Walter Todd, chief investment officer at Greenwood Capital in South Carolina.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 194.23 points, or 0.64%, to 30,677.36, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 35.84 points, or 0.95%, to 3,795.73 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 179.11 points, or 1.62%, to 11,232.19.
In his second day of testifying before Congress, U.S. central bank chief Jerome Powell said the Fed's commitment to reining in 40-year-high inflation is "unconditional" but also comes with the risk of higher unemployment.
U.S. business activity slowed considerably in June as high inflation and declining consumer confidence dampened demand across the board, a survey on Thursday showed.
“The Fed wants to see things start to slow and the data is starting to reflect that,” said James Ragan, director of wealth management research at D.A. Davidson.
Citigroup *** ysts are forecasting a near 50% probability of a global recession.
“Economic growth is slowing. Is it going to slow enough to go into a recession, that’s the big question,” Ragan said.
Defensive groups considered safer bets in rocky economic times were the top-performing S&P 500 sectors. Among them, utilities .SPLRCU gained 2.4%, healthcare .SPXHC rose 2.2% and real estate .SPLRCR added 2%.
The heavyweight tech sector .SPLRCT rose 1.4%, with Microsoft MSFT.O gaining 2.3% and Apple AAPL.O up 2.2%.
The energy sector .SPNY slumped 3.8%, continuing its recent pullback after soundly outperforming the market for most of 2022. Declines in Exxon Mobil XOM.N and Chevron CVX.N were the biggest individual drags on the S&P 500, with Exxon dropping 3% and Chevron falling 3.7%.
Other economically sensitive sectors also fell. Materials .SPLRCM lost 1.4%, while industrials .SPLRCI and financials .SPSY dipped about 0.5% each.