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Friday, March 22, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing high macro volatility.

Some of the largest moves in the market today include: USD/CNH has experienced a move of +0.6%. Ethereum has experienced a move of -2.3%. Copper has experienced a move of -1.4%. The market is currently influenced by several key events.

First, Chinese currency weakness is impacting global currency markets, and driving the USD.

Second, mixed earnings reports from major companies like FedEx Corporation showing significant gains while others such as Lululemon Athletica Inc., NIKE Inc., and Tesla Inc. experiencing declines reflect varied corporate performance that may affect investor sentiment across equity markets.

Lastly, geopolitical tensions are escalating with Russia warning Western banks amidst rising conflict potential between Israel and Hamas along with ongoing issues in Ukraine—such political uncertainties can lead to increased volatility within international financial assets including currencies and government bonds.

AI-generated summaries of notable ETF and macro asset moves:

USD/CNH | FX $7.27 +0.7%
The asset CNH may be moving coincident with concerns about China’s weakening currency as both offshore and onshore yuan dropped to their lowest levels since November. Additionally, uncertainty over Bank of Japan policy steps and the Japanese Yen nearing a year-to-date low against USD could impact market sentiment surrounding CNH given its close relationship with Asian currencies.

COPPER | XHG/USD $3.97 -1.4%
Copper prices slightly decreased coinciding with stable tin, aluminum, zinc nickel prices and falling silver T+D contracts. INE crude oil also saw a decline. The Australian dollar dropped in correlation with copper’s movement, indicating shared influencing factors between the two assets today, potentially impacted by China sentiment.

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FedEx Corp | FDX $292.76 +10.6%
Industrials, Air Freight & Logistics
FedEx Corp’s stock rose significantly after reporting higher than expected Q3 earnings per share and lower revenues. The company also reaffirmed its EPS guidance for FY 2024. Additionally, FedEx announced a new $5 billion share repurchase program which led to an upgrade from Barclays analysts to Overweight with a higher price target, indicating positive market sentiment towards the company amidst outperformance in its sector peers since the previous close.

Lululemon Athletica Inc | LULU $416.49 -13.0%
Consumer Discretionary, Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods
Lululemon Athletica Inc reported higher-than-expected Q4 earnings, with EPS at $5.29 and revenues of $3.2B in line with estimates but issued a weak guidance for FY 2024 causing the stock to drop significantly post-earnings session due to lowered analyst price targets citing concerns over first-quarter projections versus fourth quarter performance trends disclosed during recent earning calls emphasizing strong revenue growth across regions impacting full-year outlook negatively leading analysts like TD Cowen and Needham cutting their forecasts on LULU shares while Citigroup maintained Buy rating despite lowering target range based on Capital IQ data showing an average outperform recommendation.

Nike Inc | NKE $94.75 -6.0%
Consumer Discretionary, Footwear
Nike Inc reported higher-than-expected Q3 earnings and revenues, reaffirming guidance for FY 2024. Analysts adjusted price targets post-results, with some lowering estimates due to plans for reduced revenue in the first half of fiscal 2025. Despite challenges highlighted by Jefferies’ Hold recommendation, Nike remains focused on growth strategies amid sector weakness since the previous close. 

Tesla Inc | TSLA $167.30 -3.2%
Consumer Discretionary, Automobile Manufacturers
Tesla stock is facing downward pressure due to reports of production cutbacks in China, potentially impacting deliveries and reflecting concerns over demand. The decision at the Giga Shanghai facility may be linked to recent data showing a decline in Tesla registrations and sales figures for EVs in China. This news comes amidst rumors that slowing demand could result in lower delivery numbers than previously anticipated, contributing to negative market sentiment towards Tesla shares. Additionally, Tesla Inc seems to be outperforming its sector peers since the previous close.

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