What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

February 10, 2023
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Opening Market Update: Expectations Grow for Rate Hike

Growing confidence in the banking system drives expectations that the Fed will hike rates by 25 basis points tomorrow. At the same time, signs of "risk-on" trading spilled over from yesterday, with the U.S. dollar and Treasuries falling and banking stocks on the rise.

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Opening Market Update: Expectations Grow for Rate Hike

Growing confidence in the banking system drives expectations that the Fed will hike rates by 25 basis points tomorrow. At the same time, signs of "risk-on" trading spilled over from yesterday, with the U.S. dollar and Treasuries falling and banking stocks on the rise.

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