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Monday, January 8, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing normal macro volatility.

Some of the largest moves in the market today include: Oil (WTI) has experienced a very large move of -3.5%. Gold has experienced a very large move of -1.2%. Oil (Brent) has experienced a very large move of -3.2%.

Consumer and economic sentiment in the Euro Area have shown notable improvement, with consumer confidence reaching its highest since February 2022 and overall economic sentiment hitting a seven-month peak. This positive shift comes despite an uptick in inflation expectations but is accompanied by slight gains in industry confidence towards year-end.

In contrast to this European optimism, U.S. stock futures indicate caution as Boeing’s shares drop sharply amidst uncertainty over Federal Reserve policy moves. Saudi Aramco has reduced crude prices across all regions due to weakening global demand, signaling potential shifts for energy markets ahead of OPEC+ meetings later this week. With speculation that interest rates may not rise further this cycle, analysts are suggesting investments into Treasuries and top-tier corporate bonds could be prudent choices now.

AI-generated summaries of notable premarket ETF moves:

BITCOIN | BTC/USD $44913 +2.2%
Bitcoin’s price has increased by +2.2% since the previous close, likely driven by discussions on social media and news articles highlighting its recent surge in value and adoption as a payment method. Additionally, analysts have raised their price targets for Coinbase, a major crypto exchange, citing improved volumes and asset prices but also expressing concerns about overvaluation. The upcoming approval deadline for spot bitcoin ETFs is generating excitement around possible regulatory approvals which could further boost Bitcoin’s market prospects.

USO, a Crude Oil sector ETF, has moved down significantly due to various factors. Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut crude prices and increased OPEC production raises concerns about weakening demand or market share protection. Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East could impact oil flows and increase US crude exports. Weaker commodity prices also contribute to the downward pressure on oil stocks like USO.

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Ambrx Biopharma Inc | AMAM $27.11 +99.3%
Health Care, Biotechnology
Ambrx Biopharma Inc’s stock price has surged +99.6% as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) plans to acquire the company for $28 per share, a premium of about 105%. This deal grants J&J access to Ambrx’s targeted cancer therapies and proprietary Antibody Drug Conjugate technology. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and shareholder approval before expected completion in H1 2024.

Boeing Co | BA $229.40 -7.6%
Industrials, Aerospace & Defense
Boeing stock has dropped significantly due to an incident involving one of its 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The FAA ordered the temporary grounding of similar jets for inspections, impacting United and Alaska Airlines, major customers of this model.

Snap-On Inc | SNA $292.65 +4.2%
Industrials, Industrial Machinery & Supplies & Components
Snap-On Inc’s stock price has recently shown positive movement of +4.2% due to improving returns on capital employed, which have increased by 93% over the last three years. This suggests higher profits from invested capital and potential long-term prospects for growth. However, their current ROCE of 1.9% falls short compared to the industry average of 14%, indicating room for further improvement.

Mckesson Corp | MCK $500.00 +4.6%
Health Care, Health Care Distributors
McKesson Corp’s stock has surged +4.6% as the U.S. plans to import drugs from Canada in bulk, benefiting drug wholesalers like McKesson and potentially driving future growth for the company. CVS Health also experienced slight gains after announcing their CFO will not return following a leave of absence.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc | REGN $884.00 -3.2%
Health Care, Biotechnology
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ stock price has moved -3.1% since the previous close, possibly due to its preliminary Q4 US sales of Eylea falling short of Wall Street expectations.

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