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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing normal macro volatility. Gold was down 0.4%.

China’s foreign exchange reserves experienced a significant drop, falling by $44.83 billion to reach $3.201 trillion in April 2024, which was below market expectations and attributed partly to the US dollar strengthening against other major currencies; concurrently, China increased its gold holdings for the 18th consecutive month.

Investors are also keenly awaiting insights into future monetary policies from Federal Reserve members’ speeches at events like the Milken Institute Global Conference where Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari is scheduled to speak

Meanwhile, global equity indices such as S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted gains while Treasury yields edged lower—signs of shifting investor sentiment towards risk-on behavior amid optimism over China’s economy bolstered by supportive government measures post-holiday period.

The FX markets remain range-bound due largely in part because there isn’t any substantial new macroeconomic data this week with eyes now turning toward upcoming releases including US jobless claims and University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey later in the week.

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

GDX [-0.8%] The VanEck Gold Miners ETF has shown a decline, possibly influenced by gold prices also decreasing. The high correlation between the ETF and gold suggests that movements in gold prices could significantly impact the performance of the fund, indicating potential downside risk for investors in gold mining companies within the ETF based on current market conditions and sentiment towards precious metals.  

FXI [-1.3%] The iShares China Large-Cap ETF may have been impacted by Tesla’s lower vehicle sales, affecting market sentiment towards Chinese equities like $FXI and $KWEB. Furthermore, general pessimism surrounding the Chinese markets due to economic indicators could also be contributing to the negative movement observed today. The AUD/USD pair declined concurrently with a correlation of 0.51 between them, hinting at interconnectedness that investors should consider when evaluating their portfolios or trading strategies.

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AAPL [+1.0%] Apple’s stock price saw a positive movement possibly influenced by significant developments. Reports suggest Apple is developing AI chips for data centers, had the best-selling smartphone in Q1 with iPhone 15 Pro Max, and may partner with Rivian. Analysts anticipate new iPads at an upcoming event where Apple could reveal its AI strategy focusing on generative applications and potentially launch M4 chip-driven devices, signaling innovation and growth prospects that investors are closely watching amid ongoing industry transformations. 

DIS [-6.9%] Walt Disney Co reported higher than expected Q2 earnings with EPS at $1.21 and revenues meeting expectations. Despite a surprise profit in the streaming division, stock fell post-earnings due to weaker traditional TV performance. The company’s future profitability outlook remains positive as it exceeds subscriber targets for Disney+ and Hulu while focusing on operational improvements across segments like Parks & Experiences under CEO Bob Iger and CFO Hugh Johnston’s guidance.
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DDOG [-10.7%] Datadog Inc reported strong Q1 earnings, beating expectations with higher EPS and revenues. They provided optimistic guidance for Q2 2024 revenue and EPS. Despite this positive news, the stock moved down significantly post-earnings announcement due to various factors including a change in leadership which impacted investor sentiment temporarily but does not reflect the company’s solid financial performance demonstrated in their latest report.

XYL [+4.9%] Xylem Inc is outperforming its sector peers since the previous close, potentially contributing to a positive market sentiment towards the company.

RIVN [+8.4%] Rivian’s stock surged on rumors of a potential partnership with Apple amid struggles in the competitive EV market. Analysts await Q1 results, focusing on production guidance and new vehicle updates. Recent analyst actions show mixed sentiment emphasizing demand sustainability for electric vehicles and future growth prospects tied to their R2 platform innovations, likely contributing to recent price movement. Social media buzz around talks with Apple sparked speculation about collaboration in the EV space, fueling optimism amidst industry partnerships.

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