Tech stocks tumble amid rate hike fears
Tech shares fell on Monday as investors feared more aggressive hikes from the Federal Reserve and investors await comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell in Wyoming this week.
Big tech names Apple, Amazonand AlphaWhile t decreased by 1.7%, 3.3% and 2.4%, respectively, Netflix More than 5% sank. Semiconductor stocks also took a hit Nvidia, micron and advanced micro devices each fell more than 2%.
Popular software names as well, Atlassian and data dog each rounded more than 4%.
Bitcoin briefly dropped below $21,000
A representation of the virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in front of a stock chart in this drawing, taken on May 19, 2021.
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value bitcoin It dropped below $21,000 around 4:15 p.m. ET on Monday. According to CoinMetrics, the cryptocurrency fell just 1% to as high as $21,297 as of 9:46 am. Ethereum It was also down more than 3% to $1,571.35 on Monday morning.
Bitcoin, which is traded around the clock, also fell over the weekend.
Crypto-linked stocks also stumbled. Shares MicroStrategy and Riot Blockchain It fell more than 1%.
The dips in virtual currency come at a time when Wall Street’s summer rally is starting to fade. Three major indices started Monday’s session with losses and all three closed the previous week with losses.
– Darla Mercado, Nick Wells
AMC dropped more than 30% at launch
An AMC theater is pictured in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, June 2, 2021.
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shares of AMC fell about 38% It’s in the opening minutes of the trade Monday, after rival theater chain Cineworld announced it was considering filing for bankruptcy.
AMC’s new class of preferred shares, called “APE” units, is also scheduled to begin trading on Monday. Shares were distributed as dividends to existing shareholders and Could be a tool for AMC to raise money in the future.
The move may be putting pressure on AMC’s common stock this morning, as the APE unit dividend is similar to a stock split.
— Jesse Pounds
Stocks open below on Monday
Stocks opened lower on Monday as the Fed’s summer rally waned ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 376 points, or 1.12%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite fell 1.29% and 1.42% respectively.
The VIX is at its highest level since August. 3
A measure of stock volatility, called the VIX, has risen to its highest level since August. 3.
this Cboe Volatility Index It climbed 2.6 points to 23.16 on Monday, but is still outside of its latest peak when it hits 30 in June.
Wolfe Research says Powell will be “significantly more hawkish” in Jackson Hole
Jerome Powell at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 24, 2018.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will take an aggressive stance on inflation in his Jackson Hole speech on Friday, according to Wolfe Research.
“We expect Powell to speak more hawkish in Jackson Hole,” Chris Senyek of Wolfe Research said in a note Monday.
“As we’ve discussed at length before, we believe the Fed should raise the fed funds rate to 4.5%+ to put inflation on a sustainable path towards the FOMC’s long-term 2% target,” he added.
The research firm said the central bank was “behind the curve” and outlined its reasons for not buying the bull state, including slowing global growth and inflated earnings expectations.
AMC shares drop as Cineworld weighs filing for bankruptcy
Specify fluctuations in Amazon report
Shares of Signify Health rose nearly 38% in Monday’s premarket trading. Wall Street Journal report He said Amazon is among several companies bidding for the healthcare company.
The tech giant is competing with CVS Health and UnitedHealth Group in an auction that will value Signify more than $8 billion, according to the report, which cites people familiar with the matter.
Amazon shares fell 2% in premarket trading Monday.
Buffett reportedly won’t fully take over Occidental
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CFRA says it’s time to sell Netflix
Netflix It has jumped sharply since mid-July, but the good times won’t be long for streaming stock, according to the CFRA.
Analyst Kenneth Leon downgraded Netflix’s rating to sell without delay, noting that “NFLX’s main catalyst – offering new ad-paid subscription plans – may not appear until 2023.”
Netflix shares fell 2% in the front market.
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—Fred Imbert, Carmen Reinicke
Euro returns to dollar parity
An image of counted Euro banknotes.
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this euro The euro zone fell below the US dollar parity on Monday for the first time since mid-July, as recession fears resurfaced.
As of 9:15 am London time, the common currency partially recovered and was trading at exactly $1.
– Elliot Smith
European markets tumble as fears of rate hikes resurface
European markets slumped on Monday on fears of more aggressive rate hikes than the US. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank returned to the fore.
pan-European 600 In London, it fell 1.2% by mid-morning, with automobiles falling 2.9%, leading losses as all industries and major stock markets traded in negative territory.
The hawkish signals from ECB policymakers have dampened risk sentiment, with Bundesbank Chairman Joachim Nagel telling a German newspaper that the ECB must continue to raise interest rates even as recession risks in Germany rise.
Minutes of the ECB’s latest policy meeting will be released on Thursday, with investors watching closely for the eurozone flash PMIs on Tuesday.
China central bank cuts benchmark loan rates
this People’s Bank of China cuts one-year benchmark loan rate 5 basis points and a five-year interest rate of 15 basis points, according to an online statement.
This brings the one-year loan prime rate to 3.65% and the five-year LPR to 4.3%.
Analysts polled by Reuters expected a 10 basis point cut in the one-year LPR, and half of those polled expected a 15 basis point cut from the five-year rate.
– Abigail Ng
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— Zavier Ong
Earnings season is closing
Investors are just wrapping up their earnings season with several dozen companies in the S&P 500. According to FactSet, roughly 75% of the 95% of companies reporting earnings in the broader market index exceeded expectations.
What to expect from Powell’s Jackson Hole speech?
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is expected to speak at the central bank’s annual symposium this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to shed light on the pace of future rate hikes.
Powell can make hawkish comments from Fed officials who have recently underlined their commitment to fighting inflation, although investors are enjoying a summer rally, partly with expectations of a less aggressive Fed.
Still, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said in an interview last week: Wall Street Journal He said he was considering a further 0.75 percentage point increase in interest rates at the September meeting.
Check out CNBC Pro for More on what to expect from the Fed chair.
Futures opened lower
Futures opened lower on Sunday night. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 94 points, or 0.28%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.36% and 0.69%, respectively.
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