- Asia Extends Risk-On Rally Into US CPI Report
- S&P 500 had best four-day gain since June on upbeat sentiment
- Dollar weakens against most of its major peers; oil holds gain
Asian equities extended the global rally in risk assets amid speculation Tuesday’s US consumer price data will support bets that inflation there is near peaking.
Stocks rose in Japan, Australia and South Korea while US futures edged higher. The S&P 500 completed its best four-day surge since June on Monday following robust pre-order data for Apple Inc.’s iPhone 14 Pro Max. Chinese futures signaled gains for Tuesday’s open as Hong Kong and mainland bourses reopen following holidays.
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot index declined a third day, the longest losing streak in more than a month, as investors weigh positive signs in the economy against hawkish rhetoric from Federal Reserve policy makers. Treasury yields inched lower Tuesday after the curve steepened during the US session.
The inflation report is expected to show headline CPI cooled in August to an 8% a year pace while the core measure that excludes food and energy is seen accelerating. Traders almost fully expect another jumbo-sized hike next week, following two 75-basis-point increases, taking their cue from officials supporting that view.
Crude oil advanced while precious metals advanced as the dollar’s descent countered demand concerns. Bitcoin traded above $22,000, even as it pared a rally Monday amid the brighter mood in global markets.