On Monday, the stock market started with a slight decrease, marking the beginning of a week that will primarily focus on inflation, interest rates, and the commencement of the second-quarter earnings season.

The S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq Composite all experienced a decline and dropped below the neutral point.

S&P 500 (^GSPC)

The financial industry on Wall Street is anticipating the release of inflation reports for US consumers and producers later this week. These reports are expected to indicate that there is a decrease in price pressures. This information might influence the Federal Reserve to reduce their plans of increasing interest rates later this year. However, despite a slight decline in the job market in June, it is still predicted that the Federal Reserve will proceed with a rate hike in July.

In the meantime, China has experienced recent price changes, which suggests the possibility of deflation in the economy. This is concerning as Beijing’s efforts to stimulate the economy do not appear to be effectively addressing the situation.

Investors are preparing for important financial outcomes from prominent banks like JPMorgan and Citi, as their second-quarter reports are scheduled for release on Friday.

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