The S&P 500 Index opens sideways below 4,500 despite upbeat US data.

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  • The major Wall Street indices are trading mixed on Thursday.
  • Financial stocks post strong gains on rising US Treasury yields.
  • Retail sales in the US unexpectedly increased in August.

The main US stock indices They opened mixed amid mixed results from major sectors on Thursday. At time of writing, the S&P 500 was flat on the day at 4,480, the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.1% to 15,145, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.25% to 34,900.

Data released by the US Census Bureau on Thursday showed that retail sales in August increased 0.7% to $ 618.7 billion. This reading was much better than the market’s expectation of a 0.8% drop, but it does not appear to have a significant impact on market sentiment.

Among the top 11 sectors of the S&P 500, the Financial Index is up 0.55% after the opening bell driven by a more than 3% rise seen in the benchmark yield on US Treasuries at 10 years. On the other hand, the material index lost 0.8%.

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