Dow falls 413 points, Nasdaq 2% ahead of inflation data

JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs report this week

U.S. stocks ended the first day of the trading week sharply lower ahead of Tuesday's inflation report on consumer prices, which may be "extraordinarily elevated," according to the White House. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 31097.26 +321.83 +1.05%
SP500 S&P 500 3825.33 +39.95 +1.06%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 11127.845123 +99.11 +0.90%

The Nasdaq Composite led the drop falling over 2%, while the S&P 500 lost 1.7% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.2% or 413 points. 

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The CPI data, due Tuesday morning, is expected to show a sharp uptick from February, rising 8.4%, which would be a new series high. The producer price index is due later in the week. These reports come as Wall Street firms dial-up their forecasting on the possibility of a recession. Bank of America warned about the rising threat Monday, following economists at Deutsche Bank last week, who forecast a U.S. recession by late next year.

Additionally, financials in focus ahead of earnings from JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock on Wednesday, with Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs out on Thursday. The 10-year Treasury yield climbed to 2.779%, the seventh straight day of gains. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
JPM JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. 114.05 +1.44 +1.28%
BLK BLACKROCK INC. 616.70 +7.66 +1.26%
C CITIGROUP INC. 46.87 +0.88 +1.91%
WFC WELLS FARGO & CO. 39.92 +0.75 +1.91%
GS THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC. 299.23 +2.21 +0.74%

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U.S. stocks were lower early Monday morning as first-quarter earnings season kicks off unofficially this week with several of the major banks reporting. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP / Associated Press)

Twitter shares rose after shareholder Elon Musk said he would not join the board, but on Monday, in an SEC filing, he indicated he will likely remain vocal and perhaps may purchase more stock. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
TWTR TWITTER INC. 38.23 +0.84 +2.25%

Shopify shares moved higher after announcing a 10-for-1 stock split, joining a growing list of tech companies doing the same, including Amazon, Google and likely Tesla. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
SHOP SHOPIFY INC. 31.41 +0.17 +0.54%

In deal news, Discovery Inc. began trading on the Nasdaq under a new name and ticker symbol following the completion of its merger with AT&T's WarnerMedia. 

The new combined company, dubbed Warner Bros. Discovery, will offer a vast portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film and streaming, including Discovery Channel, Discovery+, Warner Bros. Entertainment, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, TLC, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
WBD WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY INC. 14.25 +0.83 +6.18%
T AT&T INC. 21.31 +0.35 +1.67%

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Oil prices have fallen back on expectations of weaker demand after peaking above $130 per barrel last month due to anxiety about disruption of supplies from Russia, the world's No. 2 exporter. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Oil prices fell back on expectations of weaker demand after peaking above $130 per barrel last month due to anxiety about the disruption of supplies from Russia, the world's No. 2 exporter. The national average for gas also continued to retreat, now around $4.11 per gallon. U.S. crude settled down over 4% at $94.29 per barrel, while Brent closed at $98.48. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
USO UNITED STATES OIL FUND L.P. 81.67 +1.32 +1.64%
BNO UNITED STS BRENT OIL FD LP UNIT 33.34 +0.60 +1.83%
UGA UNITED STATES GASOLINE FUND LP PARTNERSHIP UNITS 70.26 +2.44 +3.60%

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In cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin led the group lower, falling back below the $40,000 level. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.