Stock index futures are mixed as Austria moves back into lockdown. Travel and leisure stocks are struggling as the reopening trade slows. The Nasdaq is helped by Palo Alto Networks and Intuit earnings announcements. Cryptocurrency selloff continues. Retailers look weaker on Friday after a strong showing on Thursday.
Retailers dominate earnings announcements with Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Victoria’s Secret. Companies continue to battle higher costs. Nvidia rallies on earnings in premarket trading. John Deere settles labor dispute. China may release oil from the country’s reserves. Discount retailers could provide options for consumers dealing with inflation.
Lowe’s and Target report earnings. Visa falls in premarket trading on Amazon announcement. EV makers rally as Lucid passes Ford and General Motors in market cap. Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is staking a lot on the metaverse.
Walmart and Home Depot announced positive earnings. The Retail Sales report comes in better-than-expected. The labor participation rate has yet to recover from the pandemic and companies may need to look for alternatives.
Boeing sees increase in orders which could boost the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Dollar Tree could see a turnaround with the help of an activist investor. Consumer Sentiment hits 2011 lows. Europe recovery has been a little slower than the U.S.
Stocks struggle to maintain a five week win streak. General Electric, Toshiba, and Johnson and Johnson all announced company splits. Electric vehicle excitement has similarities to gold rush fever.
The CPI reported faster-than-expected growth in inflation which has the bond markets looking for the Fed to raise rates sooner than previously expected. Disney could be another victim of the reopening trade. Rivian makes a splash on its IPO. Commodities could be more than transitory; they could be starting a new Super Cycle.
The United States echoes China as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reveals rising inflation. Rising energy prices continue to dog economies. DoorDash, RingCentral and Rivian are generating some interest ahead of the open. Producers are looking for creative ways to pass on rising costs to consumers.
General Electric plans to split up into three companies. Investors buying bonds despite low real yields. Producer Price Index shows high inflation at the producer level. Some companies are moving after the infrastructure bill.
The Democrat infrastructure bill pushed through the House and Senate over the weekend and is expected to be signed by President Joe Biden on Monday. The bill has prompted rallies in some related stocks like Caterpillar, Fluor, and ChargePoint. Elon Musk uses Twitter poll to determine if he should sell 10% of his stake in Tesla. The international travel ban is lifted on Monday. Moderna is losing favor with investors.
The Jobs Report showed the economy added more than jobs than expected in October. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq attempt to build on winning streaks. Pfizer announces COVID-19 pill. Reopening plays and pandemic plays are shifting after earnings announcements. Airbnb, Uber, and Square are among the peer-to-peer platforms reporting earnings. Semiconductors lead Tech sector rally. Central banks appear to rally around transitory inflation message.
Uber and Lyft look to build on drivers returning from the pandemic. The Fed announced plans to taper in November and December. The announcement didn’t address interest rates cuts. Chairman Jerome Powell separated tapering plans from interest rate plans. Small-cap Health Care stocks lead the Russell 2000 to new highs.
The Fed announced plans to taper in November and December. The announcement didn’t address interest rates cuts. Chairman Jerome Powell separated tapering plans from interest rate plans. Short-term yields have risen the most since the September Fed meeting.
Investors wait for the Fed’s interest rate announcement for more news on tapering plans. Avis Budget’s earnings announcement and an e-commerce partnership with Bed Bath and Beyond and Kroger prompting short sellers to cover. The Russell 2000 small-cap stock index is testing resistance. Zillow looks for help from institutional investors to unload unprofitable inventory.
The two-day FOMC meeting begins today. Under Armour, Conoco Phillips, and Pfizer release earnings. Health care stocks have underperformed in the face of the pandemic this year. Government policy can affect health care stocks. Biotech has underperformed as a whole, but Moderna has outperformed.
Lucid and Xpeng announced that October was a good month for electric vehicle deliveries. A tariff agreement between the U.S. and the European Union on steel and aluminum helps Harley-Davidson rise. Goldman Sachs analysts project record stock buybacks in 2022. The G-20 Summit looks at coal in the wake of energy shortages in Europe and China.
Apple earnings has investors worried about the company’s ability to make a Merry Christmas as chip shortages hurt iPhone 13 productions. Amazon misses on analysts’ estimates despite growth in cloud services. Facebook is changing its name to Meta. Starbucks lower in premarket trading. Exxon and Chevron beat on earnings estimates. Cloud has changed the way business is done.
Stocks futures are pushing back against Wednesday’s selloff into the close. Amazon and Apple report after the closing bell. Merck and Caterpillar announce positive earnings helping to push the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures higher before the open. Low market breadth appears to be holding back the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average from building on record highs. There are several ways to measure market breadth including the advance/decline line, comparing indices, and contrasting new highs and lows.
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