What happened 

ChargePoint Holdings (CHPT -1.43%) stock was rising today as investors pushed up market indices. The S&P 500 was up by 2.7%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 3.4% as investors processed news about the U.K. reversing course on proposed tax cuts.  

Investors were also optimistic that better-than-expected results from two U.S. banks may mean the economy is stronger than they had expected. As a result, ChargePoint's share price was up by 4.4% as of 2:05 p.m. ET.

So what 

While there wasn't any company-specific news that was driving ChargePoint's stock higher today, investors were likely reacting to the U.K.'s decision to mostly abandon its recent tax-cutting plans.

A charger connected to a car.

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Investors were concerned that more tax cuts in the U.K. could add to the region's economic instability right now at a time when Europe is facing energy problems and rising inflation. 

With the U.K. now reversing course, the British pound made gains today, which helped lift investor optimism. 

Additionally, Bank of America and Bank of New York Mellon both reported better-than-expected quarterly financial results today, which caused some investors to believe that the U.S. economy may not be in as bad of shape as they had feared. 

While ChargePoint's electric vehicle (EV) charging business may not have much in common with the banking industry or U.K. tax cuts, investors are currently looking for any positive news for the market right now, and they latched onto the U.K. financial policy changes and bank earnings as a result.

Now what 

ChargePoint's stock price has suffered over the past year as the once-hot EV market has cooled. Investors are worried that rising costs, high inflation, and a potential recession could cause the EV market to hit the brakes. 

While ChargePoint could still end up being a good long-term investment, shareholders will likely have to endure some more share-price swings in the near term.