By Liz Moyer
Investing.com -- U.S. stocks were mixed to start the week as investors looked forward to consumer price data and the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting.
In the U.S. the bond market is closed Monday for Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day, and markets in Japan, South Korea and Canada are closed for holidays.
The minutes of the Fed’s September meeting could give some extra glimpse of how the policymakers are thinking as they try to tame inflation without setting off a recession, though Fed officials have talked in recent weeks about their determination to get inflation under control.
Wall Street tumbled on Friday after the September report on jobs was stronger than expected, giving the Fed reason to continue its aggressive. Markets are predicting a nearly 90% chance of another 0.75 percentage point increase in November, Reuters reported.
Big banks will start to report their third-quarter earnings later this week as investors worry about the effect of rising rates on company revenue and profit, and in the case of banks, on the quality of their loan books.
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