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US STOCKS-S&P 500 falls for fifth straight day on charge hike fear

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* U.S. manufacturing sector regular in August – ISM

* All eyes on August nonfarm payrolls report on Friday

* Nvidia, AMD fall after U.S. export ban on AI chips to China

* Dow up 0.05%, S&P 500 down 0.24%, Nasdaq down 0.98% (Updates to midafternoon, adjustments byline)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – U.S. shares have been decrease for a fifth straight session on Thursday as the most recent indicators the labor market stays strong solidified expectations the Federal Reserve will stay aggressive in mountain climbing rates of interest even on the danger of a possible recession.

Knowledge confirmed weekly jobless claims fell greater than anticipated to a two-month low final week and layoffs dropped in August, giving the Fed a cushion to proceed elevating charges to sluggish the labor market. Traders now await the month-to-month nonfarm payrolls report on Friday for extra proof on the labor market.

Economists polled by Reuters see a jobs enhance of 300,000, whereas Wells Fargo economist Jay Bryson revised his forecast for nonfarm payrolls to 375,000 from 325,000 and Morgan Stanley economist Ellen Zentner expects August payrolls of 350,000.

Shares have stumbled greater than 6% through the five-session decline, its longest dropping streak in about six weeks, which started after Fed Chair Jerome Powell signaled on Friday the central financial institution will stay aggressive elevating charges to combat inflation even after consecutive hikes of 75 foundation factors, a message echoed by different Fed officers in latest days.

“It’s exhausting to imagine {the marketplace} was that satisfied that someway the Fed was going to magically change course right here, the genesis of the entire thing is the Powell speech,” mentioned Stephen Massocca, senior vice chairman at Wedbush Securities in San Francisco.

“A part of this may need simply been that we had this equally shocking rally in July and if that rally was based mostly off the notion the Fed was going to vary course rapidly … now we may argue the rally that came about in July appeared to be based mostly on some misconceived notion that acquired put to mattress by the speech.”

The Dow Jones Industrial Common rose 16.36 factors, or 0.05%, to 31,526.79; the S&P 500 misplaced 9.45 factors, or 0.24%, to three,945.55; and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 115.88 factors, or 0.98%, to 11,700.32.

Because the 10-year Treasury yield rose to its highest degree since June 21, know-how and progress shares corresponding to Microsoft, down 1.30%, and Tesla, off 0.66%, have been among the many greatest drags on the benchmark S&P index.

Additionally weighing on the tech sector have been chipmakers because the Philadelphia semiconductor index dropped 2.69%, led by a 8.92% drop in shares of Nvidia as the largest weight on the S&P 500 and a 4.44% fall in Superior Micro Units after the US imposed an export ban on some prime AI chips to China.

Different financial knowledge confirmed an extra easing in worth pressures, whereas manufacturing grew steadily in August, because of a rebound in employment and new orders.

Merchants count on a 77.1% probability of a 3rd straight 75 foundation factors enhance in charges in September and count on it to peak round 3.977% in March 2023.

Traders are involved the Fed may probably make a coverage mistake and lift charges too excessive, tilting the financial system right into a recession, even when inflation reveals indicators of abating.

Reflecting the defensive tone, Healthcare, shopper staples andutilitieslities have been the main sectors to the upside.

Traders have additionally develop into extra involved about company earnings in a rising charge setting that has additionally stoked a rally within the U.S. greenback. Hormel Meals Corp fell 7.16% after the packaged meals maker reduce its full-year revenue forecast.

Declining points outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 3.92-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.60-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

The S&P 500 posted one new 52-week excessive and 35 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 21 new highs and 337 new lows.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; enhancing by Jonathan Oatis)

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