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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The overall market is currently experiencing high macro volatility. Some of the largest moves in the market today include: US Dollar Index has experienced a move of -0.7%. Bitcoin has experienced a move of +3.2%. Copper has experienced a move of +2.2%. US 10Y Treasury Bond has experienced a move of +0.4%.

US core consumer prices rose by 0.3% in April, slowing from previous months and aligning with market expectations; annual inflation eased to 3.4%, driven mainly by increases in shelter and gasoline indexes. Global stock markets are experiencing a shift in leadership both regionally and sector-wise amidst this focus on inflation data. Political uncertainties tied to upcoming elections in major economies like the United States and India have also led financial analysts to adopt cautious strategies due to potential changes that could affect various asset classes.

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

FXI [+0.4%] The movement in USD/CNH contributed positively to the ETF’s performance, while news of China considering government purchases of unsold homes may have influenced sentiment towards iShares China Large-Cap ETF ($FXI).

XHG/USD [+3.6%] Copper prices surged to over two-year highs driven by expectations of constrained supplies and Chinese fiscal stimulus, countering demand worries. China’s issuance of a large bond to bolster the economy also lifted copper prices. Ongoing Russian metal sanctions and Chinese refinery cuts further supported the price rally in recent months. The focus now shifts to upcoming data from China on industrial production and retail sales for potential impact on copper prices.The Copper company stock ($JJC) on NY futures Comex experienced a substantial increase, hitting a record high around $5.10 per pound (~$11.2K per ton), reflecting positive sentiment towards the commodity.

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GME [-13.7%] GameStop Corp’s recent stock surge is linked to a resurgence of meme-stock frenzy, driven by retail traders and notable social media buzz. Analysts are speculating on potential share offerings and market boredom affecting the rally. Despite caution over elevated levels, comparisons with AMC Entertainment highlight GameStop’s different financial position amid ongoing high retail trading activity but not at peak levels seen in earlier meme manias. 

AMC [-12.6%] AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc issued shares in exchange for bonds, impacting its stock price amidst a meme-stock rally. Analysts note differences from 2021’s frenzy with lower inflows this time possibly leading to shorter effects as market makers hedge positions influenced by option trades rather than taking direct risks. This shift may indicate reduced leverage risk overall compared to past bubbles which could impact the recent downturn in AMC’s share price. 

PBR [-7.6%] Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’s stock declined following the firing of CEO Jean Paul Prattes by Brazil President Lula da Silva amid dividend payment disagreements. The company is considering acquiring a stake in Braskem to fuel strategic growth plans amidst market challenges, showcasing intentions for international expansion under new leadership with Magda Chambriard stepping in as the incoming CEO after heading ANP previously. 

MNDY [+20.0%] Monday.Com Ltd reported strong Q1 earnings, surpassing EPS and revenue estimates significantly. The company’s upbeat guidance for Q2 2024 and the full fiscal year has likely driven the stock price up since the previous close. This positive performance is reflected in investors’ reactions to Monday.Com Ltd’s solid results and optimistic outlook, leading to outperformance compared to sector peers recently. 

VOD [+4.8%] Vodafone Group PLC’s stock price received a positive boost after Barclays raised the price target, reflecting confidence in the company. The initiation of a EUR500 million share buyback program aims to enhance shareholder value by reducing outstanding shares and potentially boosting earnings per share, indicating strategic efforts towards improving financial performance and investor returns. Vodafone appears to be outperforming its sector peers recently.

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