Stock futures dropped ahead of Tuesday’s open. The plunge comes after yesterday’s late-session rally which lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average off a 1000 point decline, enabling the index to finish with modest gains.
Stocks experienced wild volatility on Monday, with the S&P 500 down 4% before finishing 0.28% up. Nasdaq was even more volatile, plunging 5% and closing the day 0.49% higher. The so-called fear gauge, or volatility index (VIX) soared to 35.
In futures market activity, all indices point to a lower open. Nasdaq futures suggest a loss of nearly 300 points at the open.
Earnings are still in the focus, with big players like Microsoft reporting soon.
Meanwhile, the Fed’s two-day policy meeting begins today, and the Fed it expected to announce its decision on interest rates on Wednesday. Any clues about rate hikes will likely rock the markets further.
|S&P 500 Futures||4,340.50||-63.25||-1.44%|
U.S. Dollar and Treasuries
The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell slightly. The dollar strengthened against a basket of major currencies.
|U.S. Dollar Index (DXY):||96.23||+0.31||+0.33%|
|U.S. 1 Year Treasury Bill||0.571%||0.018||0.553%|
|U.S. 5 Year Treasury Note||1.547%||-0.006||1.554%|
|U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note||1.768%||-0.003||1.771%|
Stocks To Watch
Tech stocks were crushed in premarket trading. Some of the biggest losers were EV maker Tesla, big data firm Palantir and hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power.
Shares of IBM surged after the company reported a growth of 6% in Q4 revenue. However, they later returned to their previous level, as tech stocks tanked.
Tesla traded lower despite an investment upgrade by Moody’s. The company rated the EV manufacturer at Ba1, which is just one level below investment grade.
NVIDIA slid after reports came out that the chipmaker could abandon its $40 billion takeover of Arm Holdings. Arm is a British semiconductor and software design company.
Microsoft fell 1,3%, ahead of its earnings reports after market close. The company will likely post new updates on its own metaverse projects, including gaming and cloud services.
General Electric dropped 1.8% after the company reported a drop in Q4 revenue by 3%. The company suffered from supply chain issues.
Exercise equipment maker Pelton fell 2.6% in premarket trading. The company rose almost 10% on Monday after activist investors called for the CEO to resign.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Chg. %||Volume|
|PLTR||Palantir Technologies Inc.||$12.94||-3.43%||380.3K|
|GE||General Electric Co.||$93.40||-3.62%||223.77K|
|IBM||International Business Machines Corp.||$128.75||-0.05%||106.96K|
|PLUG||Plug Power Inc.||$19.79||-4.40%||94.56K|
Commodities To Watch
Oil was stable as tight supply countered falling U.S. markets. Gold futures dropped slightly, as yields and the dollar continue to rise.
|WTI Crude Oil||$83.29||-0.02%|
|Brent Crude Oil||$86.49||0.26%|
The global crypto market bounced back after Monday’s selloff. The crypto market cap is $1.65T, a 9.39% increase over the last day. Bitcoin’s dominance is currently 41.99%, an increase of 0.22% over the same period.
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