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Thursday, June 6, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing normal macro volatility.

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the US jumped by 8,000 to 229,000 for the week ending June 1st, exceeding expectations and indicating a softening labor market. Concurrently, non-farm business sector labor productivity rose by only 0.2% in Q1 of 2024 against an expected increase of just over that figure but still better than anticipated overall gains.

The ECB lowered key interest rates by 25bps at its June meeting due to slowing inflation; President Christine Lagarde’s press conference will follow this announcement. 

In global markets, crude oil and gold futures have risen for two consecutive sessions while Asian stocks mostly gained following Wall Street’s rise. Chinese and New Zealand markets saw slight declines amid ongoing economic uncertainties.

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

SPY [-0.1%] Movements among SPY’s holdings included NVIDIA leading with strong AI advancements, potentially impacting semiconductor industry trends. Eli Lilly faces increased competition in China amidst drug patent challenges and market approval for their diabetes drug Mounjaro. Social media buzz around macroeconomic data releases could influence SPY stock along with broader market sentiment, including discussions on #Bitcoin. The Nasdaq 100 Index showed a slight positive movement compared to the unchanged SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, indicating potential investor focus on tech-heavy stocks over broader equities that day.

GLD [+0.2%] Gold prices surged this week due to expectations of rate cuts by major central banks. Weak economic data fueled these expectations, prompting investors to bet on lower interest rates. Geopolitical tensions and a decline in real yields further supported gold’s status as a safe-haven asset during turbulent times.

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NVDA [+1.8%] NVIDIA’s stock surged on predictions of significant growth, surpassing Apple in market cap. Analysts debate valuation but recognize strong AI influence and potential for further growth with new AI chips yearly. Investor optimism prevails despite concerns over high valuations and possible future bubbles related to an “AI-powered bull run.” US regulators are preparing antitrust investigations into NVIDIA’s role in the artificial intelligence industry alongside Microsoft and OpenAI, while Nancy Pelosi profits significantly from NVIDIA options purchased back in November 2024 when the stock was trading at around $487 per share. 

LULU [+9.0%] Lululemon Athletica Inc’s stock surged after reporting better-than-expected Q1 earnings, with higher EPS and revenue. The company raised its FY24 EPS guidance and reaffirmed revenue outlook. Positive investor sentiment was also fuelled by a $1 billion increase in the stock buyback program, despite mixed analyst reactions post-earnings announcement. 

SMAR [+13.7%] Smartsheet Inc exceeded Q1 earnings expectations with higher EPS and revenues, showing significant profitability improvement. The company announced a $150 million share repurchase program which led to a stock jump post-earnings report. Strong subscription revenue growth by 21% and optimistic future guidance contributed to the positive sentiment around Smartsheet’s performance compared to its sector peers since the previous close.

FIVE [-17.1%] Five Below Inc reported lower-than-expected Q1 earnings and revenues, with a disappointing EPS guidance for Q2 FY2024. The company cites challenges from weak spending among core lower-income customers due to inflation, leading to significant stock drops post-earnings announcement. Concerns about consumer base shifts negatively impacting sales trends have intensified social media buzz around the stock’s decline.

MRNA [+4.0%] Moderna Inc’s mRNA-3705 has been chosen by the FDA for their START pilot program, emphasizing diversification beyond vaccines to rare disease therapeutics. This move accelerates development towards pivotal study initiation in 2024, showcasing growth potential and addressing unmet medical needs outside of COVID-19 products.

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