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Monday, May 20, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing normal macro volatility. Some of the largest moves in the market today include: Platinum has experienced a move of -2.3%.

The People’s Bank of China kept key lending rates unchanged at the May fixing, maintaining the 1-year loan prime rate (LPR) at 3.45% and the 5-year rate at 3.95%.

Key global events impacting markets this week include significant economic data releases and central bank decisions.Provisional purchasing managers’ surveys from the U.S., Europe, and the U.K. will provide insights into current economic conditions, while inflation data from these regions plus Canada and Japan are also anticipated to influence market sentiment.

In terms of Central Bank pricing, Federal Reserve rate cut is unlikely before September but policy easing by the European Central Bank in June seems probable on May 20th.

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

COPX [+1.5%] The Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX) experienced a significant increase possibly linked to the recent surge in copper prices, driven by rising demand for electricity from AI adoption. This uptrend might be unsustainable due to delays in power plant projects. Additionally, movements of correlated assets like Silver hint at potential market trends worth monitoring closely.

XAU/USD [+0.7%] Gold prices are currently influenced by softer US inflation data, speculation on potential rate cuts in 2024, and geopolitical tensions following reports of Iranian officials’ deaths. Comments from Fed officials hinting at higher rates for longer have affected market sentiment towards gold as an investment asset amidst overall uncertainty surrounding interest rate expectations and global events.

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JCI [+3.9%] Johnson Controls International PLC’s stock price experienced a notable pre-market increase following rumors of Elliott Investment Management considering a $1 billion acquisition. Additionally, the company’s announcement of cash tender offers and potential divestment activities have positively impacted its nearly 20% year-to-date rise. This news has attracted interest from firms like Robert Bosch GmbH and Samsung Electronics in Johnson Controls’ heating and ventilation assets. 

MU [+1.9%] Micron Technology Inc may benefit from an upgrade by Morgan Stanley, increasing the price target significantly. The company’s advancements in high bandwidth memory for AI applications position it well against competitors like Nvidia and SK Hynix, potentially driving further growth amid strong demand and industry supply constraints. This positive news coincides with a recent stock increase correlated to Teradyne Inc’s upward movement following GSCO’s Buy rating upgrade with a higher target price. 

CCL [+2.5%] Carnival Corp’s stock price may have increased coinciding with positive guidance for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) and optimistic prospects for Royal Caribbean (RCL). Wells Fargo analysts foresee industry strength with new ships, strong booking trends, and Carnival well-booked across markets. 

KO [+0.3%] Coca-Cola Co initiated a tender offer to buy back up to $2 billion of its common stock, with financing from new term loan facilities or senior unsecured notes. Shareholders can tender shares at specified prices. This move could influence shareholder decisions and market sentiment towards Coca-Cola Co.

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