U.S. stock futures surged to the upside on Thursday after softer-than-expected consumer price data. Up just 83 points ahead of the data, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 900 points, or 2.7%, to 33,434. S&P 500 futures surged 118 points, or 3.1%, to 3,873.25, with those futures up just 11 points ahead of the data. Nasdaq-100 futures surged 390.50 points, or 3.6%, to 11,215. Bond yields were tumbling, with that of the 10-year note plunging 21 basis points to 3.939% and that of the two-year off 23 basis points to 4,399%. The ICE Dollar Index slid 0.8%, while gold surged $21 to $1,735.90 an ounce. The CPI report showed headline October inflation cooling more than expected to 7.7%, which has encouraged investors hoping the Federal Reserve can begin easing up on interest rate hikes sooner than later.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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