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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing normal macro volatility. Some of the largest moves in the market today include: Copper has experienced a move of -1.2%. Nasdaq 100 Index (US) has experienced a move of -0.6%.

U.S. mortgage rates fell for the first time in five weeks, with a decrease of 11 basis points to 7.18%, as Treasury and mortgage rates dropped due to slowing job market growth and signals from the Federal Reserve about easing quantitative tightening. Concurrently, U.S. mortgage applications rebounded by 2.6% after two consecutive weeks of declines, driven by lower borrowing costs following dovish Fed policy indications and weak employment data.

Meanwhile, crude oil stocks in the US saw an unexpected increase but at a slower pace than previous weeks; this could influence energy markets moving forward.

In Japan’s financial landscape, discussions on foreign exchange intervention policies between Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda and Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki have brought heightened scrutiny towards yen volatility amid domestic economic concerns and international trade relations tensions.

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

USO [-1.1%] Oil (Brent) and Oil (WTI) prices have both decreased significantly, with a high correlation between the two assets. The Crude Oil sector was impacted by an unexpected build in crude stock exceeding expectations, leading to a drop in WTI crude oil prices overnight.

EWC [-1.1%] The iShares MSCI Canada ETF performance was coincided with a decrease in USD/CAD, potentially impacting its overall movement. Additionally, the decline in Oil (Brent) may have influenced the ETF’s price given their moderate positive correlation during this period.

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UBER [-9.1%] Uber Technologies Inc reported Q1 earnings below expectations, with a significant decrease in EPS and revenues. The company also forecasted lower gross bookings for Q2, leading to market concerns about unexpected losses and missed targets reflected by the stock dropping significantly pre-market despite Uber’s optimism about long-term growth potential driven by technology advancements within its Freight segment amid challenges monitoring near-term prospects for profitable growth over time. 

TSLA [-3.7%] Tesla Inc is facing scrutiny by U.S. prosecutors for potential securities and wire fraud related to its self-driving claims, with a focus on whether the company misled investors about Autopilot and Full Self-Driving systems capabilities. This investigation coincides with Tesla disclosing expense cuts equating to around $1B annually during Q1 earnings call, potentially leading to an EPS lift of $0.40 beyond 2025 as cost reductions continue within the company based on recent developments mentioned in tweets regarding ongoing probes into Tesla’s autonomous driving technology misleading consumers and investors alike. 

EA [-3.2%] Electronic Arts Inc reported mixed results for FY24, with revenue increasing year-over-year but missing targets. The company set lower guidance for Q1 2025 earnings and revenue. Analysts lowered the price target to $150 while maintaining an Outperform rating due to challenges in segments like live services. Despite this, EA is focusing on strategic investments and long-term growth potential through major franchises.

INTC [-2.0%] Intel Corp faces challenges as the U.S. revokes export licenses to a Chinese customer, impacting revenue for Q2. Despite regulatory hurdles affecting exports and Goldman Sachs lowering its price target with a Sell rating, Intel maintains growth expectations for FY revenue and EPS amidst ongoing uncertainties in trade relations between the U.S. and China. 

OVV [-3.7%] Ovintiv Inc reported higher than expected earnings per share but lower revenues for Q1 2024. This mixed performance compared to the same period last year could influence investor sentiment. Additionally, its stock price movement may be correlated with Occidental Petroleum Corp, which also recently reported mixed results impacting both companies’ stocks post-earnings release.

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