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Monday, April 29, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing normal macro volatility. Some of the largest moves in the market today include: Ethereum has experienced a move of -3.0%. US Dollar Index has experienced a move of -0.3%. USD/JPY has experienced a move of -1.3% (with speculation about intervention in play).

The Eurozone’s economic sentiment has shown mixed signals with services confidence dipping to 6.0, below expectations of 6.5 due to dimmer demand assessments, while consumer morale rose slightly in April reaching the highest since February 2022 at -14.7 as household financial outlooks improved modestly and intentions for major purchases increased; however, industry confidence hit a four-year low plummeting to -10.5 amid deteriorating order books and production views remaining stable.

In global markets this week, all eyes are on the FOMC rate decision expected Wednesday—with speculation about interest rates pausing—while Chairman Jerome Powell’s policy statement nuances will be scrutinized during his press conference following the announcement.

Lastly, Tesla Inc.’s stock price movement post-Elon Musk’s visit over the weekend exemplifies how company-specific news can influence investor sentiment even against such significant backdrop events as geopolitical developments that include Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez facing decisions impacting European political stability.

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

USD/JPY [-1.2%] The movement in USD/JPY may be influenced by Tokyo’s potential intervention to support the yen amidst warnings of excessive depreciation. The negative correlation between USD/JPY and the US Dollar Index suggests broader market weakness impacting both currencies simultaneously.  

QQQ [+0.5%] Bill Gross advises caution on tech stocks like $QQQ, favoring value stocks. Short interest in both $SPY and $QQQ hits a 6-year low per JP Morgan, signaling changing market sentiment towards these ETFs. Tesla’s positive performance is tied to Elon Musk’s China visit & Baidu partnership for Full Self-Driving; Apple benefits from EU rules compliance boosting AI capabilities ahead of Q2 earnings announcement while Amazon anticipates growth potential with analysts foreseeing doubling by 2030 before Q1 results release.

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TSLA [+12.8%] Tesla’s recent surge is influenced by Elon Musk’s visit to China, focusing on Full Self-Driving (FSD) software rollout and a deal with Baidu for mapping. This aligns with Cathie Wood’s AI investment emphasis, showcasing Tesla as an autonomous driving technology leader despite auto business challenges. The stock also benefitted from the removal of Chinese restrictions on Tesla vehicles but faced concerns over Autopilot system safety issues in collisions. 

DPZ [+6.6%] Domino’s Pizza Inc reported strong Q1 earnings, surpassing expectations with higher EPS and revenues. The company experienced growth in same-store sales both domestically and internationally due to a revamped loyalty program. Analysts are optimistic about DPZ shares, leading to an increase in stock price as investors react positively following the impressive results.
Dominos seems to be outperforming its sector peers since the previous close. 

AAPL [+2.5%] Apple Inc is expected to announce Q2 2024 earnings with lower EPS and revenue estimates. Social media reports suggest declining demand for Vision Pro but also highlight expectations of strong iPhone cycles driven by generative AI features from OpenAI discussions. Apple shares rose after an upgrade to Outperform based on these prospects, while intensifying talks about new iPhone features using OpenAI technology may be boosting market sentiment compared to sector peers. 

VRSN [-2.7%] Verisign Inc’s recent earnings report for the first quarter of 2024 exceeded expectations, showing growth in revenue, net income, profit margin, and EPS. Analysts expect a modest revenue increase next year but anticipate a slight decline in statutory EPS. Despite mixed analyst opinions on valuation ranging from $200 to $241 per share, there has been no significant change post-earnings regarding Verisign’s performance or stock price target around $214. The company is currently underperforming its sector peers since the previous close.

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