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Happy Friday, folks!! We’ve wrapped up another week on Wall Street. 🎁

No index could could add onto yesterday’s gains. The Russell 2K shaved off 2.14% to finish the week down 3.86%. 😓 The tech-filled Nasdaq dipped 1.92% and closed the week near lows. 

Marvell Technology surged 17.7% to all-time highs after smashing earnings and sales expectations. $MRVL is up 76.4% YTD.

Consumer staples and utilities both gained a percent or more. Financials, tech, and consumer discretionary all tumbled over 1.6%.

Bitcoin broke down 4.6%, but a few coins dodged the weakness. 💎 Check out their charts below.

DiDi Global plunged 22.18% to all-time lows after disclosing its intention to delist from the New York Stock Exchange in favor of a Hong Kong listing. 👋 👋

$OPNT increased 10.7%, $CFVIU climbed 15.6%, but $SI sank 15.5%.

Here are the closing prices: 

S&P 500 4,538 -0.84%
Nasdaq 15,085 -1.92%
Russell 2000 2,159 -2.13%
Dow Jones 34,580 -0.17%

China

Didi Delists

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A rough month for Chinese stocks is getting even rougher. Chinese rideshare app DiDi has announced its plan to delist from the New York Stock Exchange. 

That’s probably not surprising to those of you who have been reading our coverage of the company. DiDi’s IPO got off to an explosive start, valuing the company at $70 billion. But that didn’t last — the ‘Uber of China’ quickly became a focal point in China’s latest policy drama. A cybersecurity inquiry into the company sent shares tumbling in July, which inspired a broader market  “reset” in Chinese stocks. 

DiDi’s troubles were soon the troubles of all U.S-listed Chinese companies — Alibaba, Tencent, Pinduoduo, and many more suffered from the new policy positions of the Chinese Communist Party. The government assailed media, video games, education companies, and companies which might be in the situation of “owing something” to foreign nations (read: the U.S).

China’s positions are unlikely to change after DiDi completes its voluntary de-listing. In fact, it’s probable that the company’s de-listing might encourage other U.S-listed Chinese companies to do the same. DiDi is expected to re-list itself on Hong Kong Stock Exchange — it’s been suggested that DiDi will allow investors to swap their NYSE shares for the new Hong Kong ones when it goes public overseas.

$DIDI is down 22.8% this trading week. The stock is down 60.9% since listing.



SPACs

Rumble, Trump, And The Next Big SPAC Attack?

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Conservative-leaning media companies are officially in vogue… at least with SPACs. Streaming platform Rumble announced a merger with the Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Vehicle ($CFIV), a Nasdaq-listed SPAC, to go public. 📺

Rumble is a Canadian streaming platform, gaining popularity especially among conservative leaders and politicians. The company aims to compete with the likes of Youtube and Facebook. Rumble’s CEO and founder, Chris Pavloski, commented on his goal for the platform:

“Rumble is designed to be the rails and independent infrastructure that is immune to cancel culture. We are a movement that does not stifle, censor or punish creativity and believe everyone benefits from access to a neutral network with diverse ideas and opinions.”

To most, this would be “just another SPAC.” However, $CFVI message volume on Stocktwits jumped 113% after the merger was announced. That’s because Rumble confirmed it had a relationship with the Trump Media Group. Trump Media Group went public through a similar SPAC offering with Digital World Acquisition.

A partnership has the potential to be explosive. 💣 When Donald Trump’s social media company announced its merger, the SPAC skyrocketed 300%+ in just one day. Investors have high hopes that Rumble could capitalize on the Trump Train, which is one reason why investors collected shares today: $CFIV closed +12.5%.

Rumble’s deal with $CFIV will likely close in Q2 2022, valuing the platform at $2.1 billion.


Crypto

Diamonds in the Rough

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It was a rough week in the crypto market for all but a few diamonds in the rough. 💎 💎 Here they are:

Luna launched 34% this week to record highs. 🏆 $LUNA.X looks to close positive for a seventh straight session. 

Polygon popped 6.45% to its highest price since May 25. $MATIC.X is already up 37.6% WTD heading into the weekend. 

Cosmos suddenly spiked 13.3% and tallied its weekly gain up to 17.25%. $ATOM.X is up 395% YTD.


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Bullets from the Day

Jobs report puzzles investors. In November, private payrolls increased by 235,000way less than the 500,000 consensus from Briefing.com. However, the survey of households showed much greater job growth: 1.13 million new jobs. With that and the revision to past months’ payroll figures, the unemployment rate sank to 4.2% (below the 4.5% consensus.) Restaurants struggled to attract employees, as the majority of new hires came from the professional & business services and transportation & warehousing industries. Read more in Axios.

Other data supports the rebound narrative. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for November hit a record high of 69.1%. The consensus was 65%. In October, it was 66.7%. This implies that the services sector is continuing to grow — it also marks the 18th consecutive month of growth for the sector, even amidst shortages galore!

AmEx’s business travel biz is going public. American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is going public in a SPAC backed by Apollo Global Management. The deal values the travel company, which provides booking services, at $5.3 billion. AmEx business travel is half-owned by American Express, but the remainder is owned by a consortium led by a PE firm called Certares LP. Read more in The Wall Street Journal.