Stock futures rise as wall street looks ahead to key inflation data

stocks rose on Monday as a weaker dollar and growing confidence that higher prices have peaked helped Wall Street’s relief rally continue ahead of a key inflation report.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 229.63 points, or 0.71%, to end at 32,381.34. The S&P 500 rose 1.06%

and closed at 4,110.41. The Nasdaq Composite added 1.27%, wrapping the session at 12,266.41.

Energy was the top sector, but the rally was broad, with Bristol-Myers Squibb gaining 3.14% and tech stalwart Apple adding 3.85%.

The moves extended a rebound for U.S. stocks, as all three major averages snapped a three-week losing streak on Friday.

Stocks have been volatile ahead of the Sept. 20-21 meeting of the Federal Reserve,

where the central bank is expected to deliver its third consecutive 0.75 percentage point rate hike in an effort to combat high inflation.

Fed officials have reiterated in recent weeks they will keep hiking rates to fight inflation even if it hurts economic growth.

But some recent developments, including a weakening U.S. dollar and military success by Ukraine, appear to be boosting investor sentiment.

Many traders are also optimistic about the August consumer price index report, which is scheduled for release on Tuesday morning.

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