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Friday, June 7, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing high macro volatility.

Some of the largest moves in the market today include: Gold has experienced an extreme move of -2.5%. US 2Y Treasury Bond has experienced a move of -0.2%. US 10Y Treasury Bond has experienced a move of -0.7%. Copper has experienced a move of -2.4%.

US wages rose more than anticipated in May 2024, with average hourly earnings increasing by 0.4%, surpassing market forecasts of a 0.3% rise; the US economy added an impressive 272K jobs, well above expectations and previous months’ figures. However, the unemployment rate climbed to its highest since January 2022 at 4%.

Global markets are currently focused on several key events: traders digest Friday’s U.S. jobs report which is expected to significantly influence Federal Reserve policy communication next week and impact forex trading substantially given its correlation with economic performance.

Meanwhile, Chinese trade data for May revealed mixed results as exports surged ahead of expectations while imports fell sharply, highlighting uneven recovery across sectors in China’s economy.

Additionally, European stocks have fallen amid profit-taking following recent gains spurred by the ECB’s decision to lower rates for the first time in five years as officials emphasize future rate paths will be dependent on incoming economic data.

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

GLD [-2.1%] Gold prices reacted to China halting gold reserves buying, impacting market sentiment. 

VB [-3.5%] The Vanguard Small-Cap ETF experienced significant movements in its holdings. Companies like MTN, GME, IOT, DVA, and DECK had notable negative returns contributing to the ETF’s performance decline. Factors such as disappointing earnings reports for Vail Resorts Inc (MTN), missed revenue expectations by GameStop Corp. (GME), and insider selling at Deckers Outdoor Corp (DECK) impacted investor sentiment towards these stocks concurrently with the price movement of the ETF.

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DOCU [-6.4%] DocuSign Inc reported strong Q1 earnings, beating revenue and EPS estimates. Despite the positive results, there was a drop in gross margin mentioned during the earnings call. Additionally, the company announced an increase to its stock repurchase program by $1 billion and provided optimistic FY25 guidance. The market’s reaction led to DocuSign shares being down significantly after hours following profit-taking behavior post-earnings release amidst potential investor concerns about overall market conditions.

GOLD [-2.5%] Gold prices hitting a 4-week low and further decreasing, along with the collaboration between Barrick Gold Corp and Zijin Mining Group to aid Papua New Guinea landslide victims, may have impacted sentiment. The pause in People’s Bank of China gold buying could also be influencing gold-related stocks like Barrick amidst broader market movements. Additionally, strong US job growth above expectations for May 2024 accompanied by an unexpected rise in unemployment rates might contribute to fluctuations within the sector. 

GME [-16.1%] GameStop Corp reported Q1 earnings below expectations, with lower revenues and EPS. The company plans to sell up to 75M shares after an initial offering earlier this year. Roaring Kitty’s return has influenced stock movement, despite negative financial performance triggering a significant drop in share price pre-market. Additionally, the potential exercise of call options by “Roaring Kitty” could impact trading dynamics as he aims for billionaire status if certain conditions are met. 

GERN [+15.7%] Geron Corp’s stock surged after FDA approval of Rytelo, a telomerase inhibitor for lower-risk MDS. The drug offers benefits like increased transfusion independence and higher hemoglobin levels based on positive Phase III trial results, addressing high unmet needs in LR-MDS treatment options. Social media buzz highlighted the significance of this milestone as GERN aims to provide extended red blood cell transfusion independence through groundbreaking treatment options. 

IMO [+4.9%] Imperial Oil Ltd’s stock saw a positive change, reflecting investor optimism. The company emphasizes energy security and emission reduction efforts aligned with market trends favoring sustainable practices which may contribute to its recent price movement. Additionally, the company seems to be outperforming its sector peers since the previous close.

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