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Friday, April 19, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing high macro volatility.

Some of the largest moves in the market today include: US 10Y Treasury Bond has experienced a move of +0.4%. S&P 500 Index (US) has experienced a move of -0.4%. Nasdaq 100 Index (US) has experienced a move of -0.6%.

German producer prices fell the least in eight months, signaling a potential easing of deflationary pressures with energy costs driving the decline. Meanwhile, UK retail sales were unexpectedly flat in March despite gains from automotive fuel and non-food stores.

In Japan, core inflation slowed more than expected but remained above target for two years straight; this comes after their central bank’s first rate hike since 2007 amidst high commodity prices and wage growth.

These economic data releases come as geopolitical tensions rise between Israel and Iran on April 19th prompting investors to favor safe-haven assets over equities ahead of major tech earnings reports next week which could influence Federal Reserve policy due to persistent inflation concerns.

Additionally, Bitcoin’s upcoming halving event adds further uncertainty regarding its price trajectory following historical patterns post previous halvings.

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

BTC/USD [+2.4%] Bitcoin’s price movement coincided with the upcoming halving event, influencing supply and demand dynamics. Geopolitical tensions like an Israeli strike against Iran contributed to market volatility, impacting risk appetite and support levels for Bitcoin. Despite uncertainties from interest rate hikes signaled by Federal Reserve officials, positive long-term forecasts post-halving boosted investor optimism amidst recent fluctuations in the cryptocurrency market. Analysts noted that Google searches peaked on Bitcoin halving while opinions varied on its role as a safe haven asset during global uncertainty caused by geopolitical events.

IEF [+0.2%] The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF may be reacting to various factors including rising gold prices leading to bond rallies, hawkish central bank remarks boosting rate hike expectations, geopolitical tensions in the Middle East prompting risk aversion favoring safe-haven assets like bonds. Market reactions suggest a shift towards safer investments amidst uncertainties. The high correlation of 0.86 with the US 2Y Treasury Bond indicates potential simultaneous influence from short-term interest rate movements on both securities, hinting at changing market expectations regarding economic conditions or monetary policy adjustments impacting bond yields across different maturities.

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PG [-2.3%] Procter & Gamble Co reported strong Q3 earnings, beating EPS and revenue expectations. The company raised its FY 2024 EPS guidance significantly while maintaining revenue outlook. Despite missing some sales estimates due to challenges in certain markets, P&G remains confident in its growth prospects across categories and geographies amidst market fluctuations. 

DHI [+5.3%] DR Horton Inc’s stock saw a positive price movement after analysts from Evercore ISI and UBS raised their price targets, showing confidence in the company. However, RBC Capital and Barclays lowered their price targets due to concerns about mortgage rates impacting buyer demand. The recent earnings call highlighted strong growth metrics amidst changing market conditions like CPI data fluctuations and mortgage rate changes which may affect sales incentives going forward. 

NFLX [-6.9%] Netflix Inc set their EPS and revenue guidance for Q2 2024. Following its strong Q1 earnings report, concerns arose about lower subscriber growth forecasted for Q2 due to seasonality and competition from other streaming services like Disney+. Additionally, Netflix will stop disclosing quarterly membership numbers starting in Q1’25 earnings release. Despite short-term challenges, the company’s long-term outlook remains positive with solid financial performance this quarter indicating continued success generating profit margins and free cash flow. 

CL [-1.0%] Colgate-Palmolive Co recently went ex-dividend, with a dividend payout of $0.5 per share coinciding with the price movement. Additionally, the company’s stock decline may have been influenced by Procter & Gamble Co’s negative performance and concerns about lower-priced product declines impacting sales estimates for Q3 despite overall volume growth in the US market mentioned in P&G news updates. 

IP [-2.4%] International Paper Co is expected to announce lower Q1 2024 earnings compared to the previous quarter, coinciding with Mondi Plc’s decision not to bid on DS Smith. This move by Mondi indicates a positive outlook for its sustainable products and may shift industry dynamics in International Paper’s favor. Additionally, the company appears to be underperforming sector peers recently.

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