S&P 500 Aims for Recovery on Anticipation of Big Tech Earnings

S&P 500 Aims for Recovery on Anticipation of Big Tech Earnings

US stocks attempted a rebound on Monday from their worst week of the year as investors braced for a flood of corporate earnings.

The S&P 500 (^GSPC) gained 0.2% after closing below the 5,000 level on Friday for the first time since February amid six straight days of losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) added 0.3%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) pared earlier morning gains to hug the flatline.

After its recent battering, the market rally has sunk to its most fragile point in months, and this week will be critical to determining whether the malaise continues.

Tech stocks are looking to recover after lackluster earnings from Netflix (NFLX) dragged on a broader market already grappling with geopolitical tensions. Fading chances of an interest rate cut have fueled skepticism that megacaps can continue to shoulder the task of driving gains.

Hopes are now resting on Big Tech earnings later in the week to reassure and reignite the market. On deck are quarterly reports from Meta (META), Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOG).

The focus Monday is on Tesla (TSLA) as the EV maker cut prices in the US, China, and several other countries. Tesla will report quarterly results on Tuesday after the market close. The Elon Musk-led company has already unsettled some investors with its robotaxi push and decision to have shareholders vote again on Musk’s rejected pay package. Shares fell more than 4% on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the debate over the Federal Reserve’s stance on rate cuts continued to rumble after Chair Jerome Powell and fellow policymakers turned more hawkish last week in the face of persistent inflation. Given that, minds are already turning toward Friday’s release of the PCE index — the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge — as critical to assessing whether rates will stay higher for longer.

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  • Gold drops 2% as concerns of broader Middle East conflict ease

    Gold (GC=F) sank more than 2% amid easing concerns of a broader war in Middle East.

    “The gold market experienced a strong decline today, as fears surrounding a wider conflict in the Middle East eased, reducing the need for investors to seek safe-haven assets like gold,” George Khoury, Global Head of Education and Research at CFI said on Monday.

    “However, geopolitical concerns could remain an important driving force for gold,” he added.

    Last week Israel struck Iran in retaliation to Tehran’s attack on Israeli government targets. Both country’s aappeared to be contained with limited damage.

    Gold has climbed for five consecutive weeks and hit all-time highs above $2,400 per ounce in April.

    On Monday futures hovered around $2,350 per ounce.

  • S&P 500 Aims for Recovery on Anticipation of Big Tech Earnings

    Nvidia stock rebounds 3%, Tesla shares extend decline

    Nvidia (NVDA) shares led a rebound in Big Tech stocks on Monday as the broader market attempted to recover from last week’s losses.

    Nvidia rose more than 3% following a 10% drop on Friday when a sell-off in technology stocks led to steep declines on the Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) and S&P 500 (^GSPC).

    On Monday, the S&P 500 rose 0.5% in an attempt to snap a six-day losing streak.

    Meanwhile, Tesla (TSLA) shares were down roughly 2% at around 10 a.m. ET as investors reacted to the EV maker’s price cuts on its vehicles in China. Monday marked the seventh consecutive session of declines for Tesla.

  • S&P 500 Aims for Recovery on Anticipation of Big Tech Earnings

    Stocks attempt recovery with Big Tech earnings ahead

    Stocks opened higher on Monday, following their worst week of the year, as investors await a flood of earnings.

    The S&P 500 (^GSPC) moved up 0.5%, rising back above the 5,000 level. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) also gained 0.5%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) was 0.6% higher.

    Tech stocks looked to recover from a sharp decline on Friday in reaction to lackluster earnings from Netflix (NFLX) and a 10% drop in shares of AI darling Nvidia (NVDA)

    Monday’s focus is on Tesla (TSLA) as the EV maker said it has cut prices in the US, China, and several other countries. Shares of the EV maker fell more than 4% in early trading. Tesla will report quarterly results on Tuesday after the market close.

    Other highly anticipated quarterly results this week include Meta (META), Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOG).

  • Reminder on Nvidia after Friday’s beating

    Tough session for Nvidia (NVDA) on Friday — shares lost 10%!

    The stock is now down 25% from its March 25 highs.

    Who knows whether this is the bottom, as the entire AI trade is under pressure amid more cautious sentiment.

    But what I do know is that Nvidia is fundamentally strong and likely to be defended on the Street soon due to the sell-off.

    Good point here from Evercore ISI’s Mark Lipacis in a new note that underscores the point:

    “We think investors underestimate 1) the importance of the chip+hardware+software ecosystem that Nvidia has created, 2) that computing eras last 15-20 years and are typically dominated by a single vertically integrated ecosystem company, whose returns are measured in 100-to-1000 bagger range.”

    And another good point on Nvidia’s sell-off from Freedom Capital chief global strategist Jay Woods on Opening Bid this morning (episode down below):

    “These things happen, and people get emotional with this stock — but I think this is a great opportunity for those waiting for that dip in a stock that continues to crush it in each earnings cycle and in the hottest space to dip their toe in the water.”

    Watch Yahoo Finance’s new vodcast, Opening Bid, on Monday and Friday at 8 a.m. ET on Yahoo Finance, YouTube, and podcast platforms Spotify and Apple Music.

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