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US stocks trade mixed as traders assess strongest GDP growth since 2021

Phil Rosen   

US stocks trade mixed as traders assess strongest GDP growth since 2021
  • US stocks traded mixed Thursday, with the Nasdaq trading in correction territory.
  • Gross domestic product grew by 4.9% at an annualized rate over the third quarter, the fastest since 2021.

US stocks traded mixed at the open Thursday, as investors digested gross domestic product data that showed the economy grew by 4.9% in the third quarter, the fastest pace since 2021.

The reading beat the expected 4.3% rate and marked an acceleration from growth of about 2% during the first two quarters of the year. While that may suggest more tightening from the Federal Reserve, Treasury yields were little changed.

"This is a strong print but it's now behind us," Adam Hetts, global head of multi-asset at Janus Henderson Investors, said in a Thursday note. "The Q3 party might have a meaningful hangover as many positive drivers won't persist: a weaker consumer, stubborn inflation, a strong dollar, and the lagged impact of rate hikes can all combine for a restrictive backdrop heading into Q4 which would make similar GDP growth truly exceptional."

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq 100 index continued Wednesday's decline amid Meta Platforms' latest earnings. The social-media giant beat forecasts but also warned of a coming slowdown in advertising revenues.

Here's where US indexes stood as the market opened at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday:

Here's what else is going on:

In commodities, bonds, and crypto:


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