Shares on Wall Avenue closed almost flat Wednesday as an absence of market-moving headlines saved institutional traders on the sidelines. The S&P 500 and the Dow completed close to the flatline simply shy of their all-time highs, whereas Amazon and Apple helped elevate the Nasdaq three-tenths of a p.c. O’Neil International Advisors Chief Funding Officer Randy Watts says the market catalyst might come on Thursday with the discharge of the buyer worth index. “I feel the markets’ form of ready proper now for the inflation quantity later this week and likewise for the FOMC assembly subsequent week. I feel that is going to offer numerous short-term route to the market when it comes to inflation.”Small cap shares, nonetheless, noticed loads of motion. Retail merchants prolonged the social media-driven meme inventory rally by piling into shares of insurance coverage vendor Clover Well being Investments. Clover soared 86% making it the Nasdaq’s high gainer. Shares of one other meme inventory, retailer GameStop, rose 7% forward of its earnings report Wednesday. These shares have skyrocketed almost 1500% this yr. Shares of Boeing inched increased after Southwest Airways stated it ordered 34 new 737 MAX jets.