shares fell 14% premarket after the cloud security firm issued guidance below expectations for the current quarter and lowered its annual outlook as supply-chain issues crimp its ability to meet demand.
Global stocks, oil and cryptocurrencies fell, as investors grappled with the prospect of higher interest rates and disappointing results from popular consumer tech stocks.
Futures tied to the S&P 500 fell 0.4%, pointing to an extension of Thursday’s drop, when the index closed down 1.1%. Nasdaq-100 futures declined 0.7%, suggesting more losses for technology stocks. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures ticked down 0.1%.
Shares in Asia-Pacific and Europe broadly retreated. The pan-continental Stoxx Europe 600 fell 1.2%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index and Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined 0.9%.
“As we return to a more normal world, names like Peloton and Netflix being weaker or disappointing isn’t a surprise,” said Arun Sai, a multiasset strategist at Pictet Asset Management. “I think when the dust settles, we’ll have a reasonable set of numbers in Q4 earnings. Peloton and Netflix are more of a distraction than anything else.”
“Geopolitical risk plays a role, repricing of [central bank] policy plays a role and the inflation mix in the sense of cost pressures. You put all those together and there is actually quite a change,” said Georgina Taylor, a multiasset fund manager at Invesco. “Risk premium for equities needs to go up.”
Investors’ bets on faster rate rises have driven up inflation-linked bond yields, seen as a benchmark for financing costs. The yield on the 10-year Treasury inflation-protected security rose as high as minus 0.526% Friday, the highest level since June 2020, before easing slightly to minus 0.536%. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note edged down to 1.792% from 1.833% Thursday.
Cryptocurrencies tumbled, with bitcoin losing nearly 6.5% compared with its level at 5 p.m. ET Thursday. It traded below $38,300, the lowest level since August, before rising slightly to around $38,700. Ether fell 6.8%.
Oil prices also declined. Global benchmark Brent crude fell 1.5%, trading at $87.03 a barrel, weighed down by a surprise increase in U.S. crude stockpiles, according to analysts at RBC Capital Markets.
fell 10% after it posted an operating loss and lowered its guidance, citing supply-chain constraints. Shares of some Chinese drugmakers surged after they were selected to help make cheaper versions of Merck’s Covid-19 pill.
The stock market’s winter selloff deepened this week, pushing all three major indexes further into the red for 2022.
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both fell a second straight week, while the Nasdaq Composite has been down the last three. Investors continued to sell bonds, pushing the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note up for a fourth straight week, notching its biggest rise over that stretch since mid-March.
Investors were still assessing the outlook for interest rates and how fast the Federal Reserve will move to tame inflation, roiling the stock and bond markets. At the same time, a rise in Covid-19 cases has weighed on sentiment, although there are signs that infections may be nearing a peak.
The week started on shaky footing, with stocks broadly falling and the Nasdaq nearing a correction before closing slightly higher. On Tuesday, Fed Chairman
reaffirmed the central bank’s view that inflation will likely peak by the middle of the year, while also suggesting interest rates will remain low. That helped halt a streak of declines for the S&P 500 and Dow industrials.
Stocks, especially hard-hit sectors such as tech, appeared to regain some ground. But new pricing data released Wednesday and Thursday showed inflation remained hot last month, complicating the outlook. Stocks dropped Thursday, led by a 2.5% slide in the Nasdaq.
Lackluster earnings from some big U.S. banks, along with weak retail sales and manufacturing data, sent most of the market lower again on Friday until a late-session buying rush pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq back into positive territory. The S&P 500 added 3.82 points, or less than 0.1%, to 4662.85, and the Nasdaq gained 86.94 points, or 0.6%, to 14893.75. The Dow fell 201.81 points, or 0.6%, to 35911.81.
“We expect a more volatile environment, with big up days and big down days. Perception of inflation will be a driving force in the direction of the market,” said
chief investment officer of CIBC Private Wealth US. “It will be a bumpy ride.”
The late Friday turnaround wasn’t enough to avert another down week. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended up falling 0.3% over the last five trading days, while the Dow shed 0.9%. Markets are closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, shortening next week’s trading schedule.
On Friday, the first dose of fourth-quarter corporate earnings reports gave investors a sobering outlook on corporate growth this year. Quarterly profits fell by double-digit percentages at
jumped after Macau released a draft law that would cut the tenure for new casino licenses in half, but wouldn’t reduce the number of licenses. Las Vegas Sands added $5.33, or 14%, to $42.99, and Wynn Resorts gained $7.24, or 8.6%, to $91.47.
Meanwhile, bond yields resumed their climb. Expectations for an interest-rate rise as soon as March have caused some investors to sell government bonds, pushing up yields. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note ticked up to 1.771% Friday, from 1.708% Thursday.
“Equity markets will continue to take their cues from the bond market,” said
a strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. “What’s becoming clear is the Fed is realizing that inflationary pressures are larger and more broad-based than they previously expected.”
Cryptocurrency dogecoin jumped 12% from its 5 p.m. ET level Thursday after Elon Musk said Tesla was accepting payment for some merchandise with the currency, which was originally started as a joke. Bitcoin was recently down less than 1%.
Overseas, the pan-continental Stoxx Europe 600 fell 1%.
South Korea’s central bank raised interest rates to pre-pandemic levels to fight inflation, and signaled that more increases could come this year. The country’s benchmark Kospi index declined 1.4%. Other major Asian stock indexes also closed lower. China’s Shanghai Composite fell 1%, and Japan’s Nikkei 225 shed 1.3%.
Corrections & Amplifications For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.9%, and the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.3%. An earlier version of this article incorrectly said it was the Dow that fell 0.3% and the Nasdaq that declined 0.9%. (Corrected on Jan. 14)
shares ran out of gas premarket, dropping 9.6%. The electric-vehicle startup plans to start construction next year on a second U.S. manufacturing facility in Georgia, placing a hefty bet on its ability to steadily increase sales in the coming years.
added 3.7% premarket, but that’s not much after the prior day’s 34% loss for the crypto stock. The shares have been subject to large swings since the company went public in October, including more than tripling Oct. 25 on news of a
said losses narrowed in the second quarter as revenue recovered from last year’s more restrictive measures to limit the spread of Covid-19, but market players are still taking their bets off the table. Its shares were down 2.5%.
U.S. stock futures ticked higher after a dramatic start to the week that saw a selloff on fears around the Delta variant of Covid-19 largely reverse itself as investors rushed back into equities.
Futures on the S&P 500 strengthened 0.3% and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.4%. The contracts don’t necessarily predict market moves after the markets open.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 climbed 1.1% in morning trade with the energy and utilities sectors leading gains.
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 rose 1.2%. Other regional indexes in Europe mostly climbed as France’s CAC 40 gained 1.1% and the U.K.’s FTSE 250 added 0.6%, whereas Germany’s DAX added 0.5%.
The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound fell 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.2% respectively against the U.S. dollar.
In commodities, Brent crude declined 0.4% to $69.08 a barrel. Gold remained flat, at $1,811.60 a troy ounce.
The yield on German 10-year bunds slipped to minus 0.415% and the 10-year U.K. government debt known as gilts yield was down to 0.551%. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields edged up to 1.211% from 1.208%. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.
Indexes in Asia were mixed as Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.6% and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite gained 0.7%, whereas Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was lower 0.6%.
stock, though it is 0.4% up premarket on Tuesday morning.
One reason for Mr. Bezos’s rocket ride is the more earthly goal of winning government contracts for the kind of less thrilling scientific projects the provide reliable revenue. His Blue Origin company is playing catch-up with Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
is getting a bit of a boost Tuesday morning ahead of the open, rising 1% premarket. It is also gaining more attention on the message boards among day traders, according to Topstonks.com. The company reports earnings next Monday and tends to see its stock rise in the days ahead as investors start hoping for exciting announcements.
In the wider markets, U.S. stock futures are trending higher ahead of the open following Monday’s broad selloff. S&P 500 futures are up 0.5%, while Dow futures are up 0.6%. Nasdaq-100 futures are up 0.4%
Nasdaq the company, not the index, is itself rising premarket, up 1%, after The Wall Street Journal’s exclusive that it will spin out its Private Market for shares in start-ups that trade among some investors before an initial public offering. The business will go into a standalone joint venture company and get investment from three Wall Street banks and SVB Financial Group, a tech specialist bank.
is up 0.8% on large volumes following a 15% rise Monday. The shares are up nearly 80% over the past year, putting the chip maker into the top 10 list of U.S. public companies. It also executed its four-for-one stock split overnight, which has given some investors more ways to trade the stock-performance.
is up 3.4% ahead of the open on Tuesday after turning in decent second-quarter numbers Monday after the close. The computing group’s efforts to refocus on cloud-based computing and spin off its old-fashioned IT services business is winning fans among investors. At the same time, it has benefitted from companies beginning to invest again as the economy reopens.
is rising up the chat charts on social media platforms, according to Topstonks.com, gaining popularity among retail traders. Its shares are up 0.7% premarket on good volumes following a 0.8% rise Monday.
Growing chatter and chunky volumes Tuesday morning for another perennial retail favourite:
U.S. stock futures ticked up, suggesting Wall Street could stage a partial recovery after worries about the Delta variant of the coronavirus dragged major indexes lower.
S&P 500 futures gained 0.6% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures strengthened 0.8%. Changes in equity futures don’t necessarily predict market moves after the opening bell.
European stocks climbed Tuesday after a four-session losing streak. The Stoxx Europe 600 added 1% in morning trade, led by gains in energy and utilities sectors.
BP jumped 2.1% snapping a losing streak of more than a week and SSE rose 2%.
The U.K.’s FTSE 100, which is dominated by large international businesses, climbed 1.1%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly climbed as France’s CAC 40 gained 1.2%, the U.K.’s FTSE 250 rose 0.7% and Germany’s DAX added 1%.
The euro and the British pound dropped 0.2% against the U.S. dollar whereas the Swiss franc was flat against the U.S. dollar, with 1 franc buying $1.09.
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude was up 1.2% to $69.43 a barrel. Gold also gained 0.4% to $1,816.60 a troy ounce.
The German 10-year bund yield declined to minus 0.396% and the yield on 10-year U.K. government debt known as gilts was down to 0.553%. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury rose to 1.214% from 1.181%. Yields move in the opposite direction from prices.
Indexes in Asia mostly fell as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.2%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was down 1%, and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite shed 0.1% after falling by as much as 0.8% during the session.
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The U.K.’s FTSE 100 declined 1.2%. Other regional indexes in Europe also mostly slipped as France’s CAC 40 was down 1.1%, the U.K.’s FTSE 250 shed 0.9% and Germany’s DAX lost 0.9%.
The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound dropped 0.3%, 0.1% and 0.2% respectively against the U.S. dollar.
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude slipped 1.3% to $72.64 a barrel. Gold also fell 0.6% to $1,804.80 a troy ounce.
German 10-year bund yields declined to minus 0.358% and the 10-year U.K. government debt known as gilts yield was down to 0.620%. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields fell to 1.288% from 1.300%. Yields move inversely to bond prices.
Stocks in Asia mostly slipped as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 1.9%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.3% and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite was mostly flat after declining 0.9% during the session.