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Stocks Skyrocket in Best Post-CPI Day on Record: Markets Wrap

  • Nasdaq 100 jumps 7.5% in biggest daily gain since March 2020
  • Yields plunge, dollar gauge tumbles most in more than decade
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Markets Live: Crypto Bounces, US CPI Due, DollarSource: Bloomberg
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Stocks surged in a buy-everything relief rally after slower-than-projected price growth spurred bets the Federal Reserve can downshift its aggressive rate-hike path.

The S&P 500 climbed 5.5% for the best first-day reaction to a CPI report since at least 2003 when records began. About 96% of stocks in the benchmark were in the green, the broadest advance since Oct. 4, according to Bloomberg data. The rally caught short-sellers wrong-footed, helping spur the outsized gains. Crypto markets stabilized despite the turmoil surrounding crypto exchange FTX.