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Stocks opened higher across the board on Monday as investors continued to wade through the fallout from Fed Chair Jay Powell’s speech on Friday and braced for key inflation and jobs data due out this coming Thursday and Friday.

The benchmark S&P 500 (^GSPC) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) were each up about 0.5% at the open, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) jumped roughly 0.8%

The economic and earnings calendars are sparsely populated to start the week, with no major earnings announcements expected while the Dallas Fed’s monthly manufacturing report will be the most notable economic report.

Stocks finished last week’s trading mixed, with the Dow falling about 0.5% while the Nasdaq rose 2.2% after Nvidia’s (NVDA) strong earnings report on Wednesday and a market rally that followed Powell’s speech in Jackson Hole Friday morning.

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