By Yasin Ebrahim
Investing.com -- The S&P 500 dipped into bear-market territory Friday, after an earlier rebound ran out of steam as ongoing worries about an inflation-led dent to growth offset fresh support from China to support its economy.
Consumer discretionary led the sea of red on Wall Street after quarterly results from corporates continue to flag the impact of inflation.
Ross Stores (NASDAQ: ROST ) plunged more than 23% after first-quarter results fell short of Wall Street estimates, and the off-price retailer cut its guidance amid pressure from higher transportation and labor costs.
The ongoing worries about inflation offset early-day optimism after China’s move to cut a key lending benchmark to support its economy, which has been impacted by recent lockdown measures in Shanghai and elsewhere, eased fears about slowing global growth.
“Investors appear more optimistic this morning after a volatile week as China takes its latest step to bolster the country’s economy,” Stifel said in a note earlier on Friday.
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