Stock markets on Monday experienced a mixed trend, with technology heavyweights facing a slight downturn as investors took a cautious approach ahead of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report on Tuesday. The market unease was further exacerbated by Moody’s decision to revise the U.S. sovereign rating outlook from stable to negative, citing concerns about fiscal management amidst rising interest rates and significant fiscal deficits. The U.S. dollar saw a modest decline of 0.2%, while commodities, such as WTI crude oil and U.S. natural gas, saw notable increases. Chinese-related stocks surged, impacting gains on Tesla Inc. and Boeing Co., following reports about China potentially ending its commercial freeze on buying 737 Max. In terms of index performance, the S&P 500 was flat, tech stocks in the Nasdaq 100 fell slightly, blue chips outperformed, and small caps remained unchanged. In the sector ETFs, the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund was the top performer of the day, while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund lagged behind. Analysts expressed optimism about the resilience of the equity market and the beginning of a tech bull market. Additionally, various stocks were in focus, including medical device companies, Plug Power Inc., and Under Armour Inc. In terms of commodities, crude oil and gold rose, while treasury yields and the U.S. dollar fell. European equity indexes closed in the green. Bitcoin saw a slight decline.