Market Ahead Podcast, May 4: Top factors that could guide markets today

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The S&P 500 and the Dow indices ended higher on Monday amid a largely upbeat earnings season, while the Nasdaq came under pressure from declines in some high-flying growth stocks, as the rotation into cyclical and “reopening” stocks continued.
Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.71%, the S&P 500 gained 0.27% while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.48%.
Meanwhile, in Asia, stocks traded mixed and US equity futures retreated in the wake of a dip in technology giants on Wall Street. Australia’s S&P/ASX…

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S&P/ASX 200 
7,039.00  24.80  0.35%  
ALL ORDINARIES 
7,270.20  30.80  0.43%  
Dow Jones Industrial Average 
34,382.13  360.73  1.06%  
S&P 500 
4,173.85  61.35  1.49%  
NASDAQ Composite 
13,429.98  304.98  2.32%  
NYSE COMPOSITE (DJ) 
16,415.36  233.76  1.44%  
FTSE 100 
7,043.61  80.28  1.15%  
DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX 
15,416.64  216.94  1.43%  
Nikkei 225 
27,956.24  128.23  0.46%  
HANG SENG INDEX 
28,027.57  0.0000  0.00%