U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole conference.
The S&P 500 recovered on Wednesday after losing ground in the prior three sessions amid renewed rate-hike concerns and energy crisis in Europe. The index has also rebounded 13% versus its mid-June low level.
Shares of Intuit Inc INTU gained 3.6% on Wednesday after the company reported better-than-expected Q4 results and issued strong FY23 sales guidance.
The Nasdaq 100 rose 0.28% to close at 12,917.86 on Wednesday, while the S&P 500 rose 0.29%. The Dow Jones gained around 60 points to settle at 32,969.23 in the previous session.
All the major sectors on the S&P 500 closed on a higher note, with energy stocks recording the biggest surge on Wednesday.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange's CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) fell 5.4% to 22.82 points on Wednesday.
What is CBOE Volatility Index?
The CBOE Volatility Index, popularly known as VIX, is a measure of the equity market's expectation of volatility based on S&P 500 index call and put options.
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