It was a crazy week in the markets. Let’s recap and prep for the week ahead. 👍
💚 Stocks closed green despite the many unanswered questions about the crypto fallout and how the Fed will react to the weaker-than-expected inflation print. Meanwhile, technical analysts are watching these two charts for clues regarding the market’s next move.
🤩 This week’s Stocktwits Top 25 report showed underperformance relative to the indexes as the sectors that were down the most rebounded aggressively.
🧊 October’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) decelerated and came in below expectations, which sent stocks soaring as investors cling to any sign of good news. Regarding inflation, crude oil remains stuck in a range, and its resolution will significantly impact future inflation prints.
📝Before the CPI report sparked a massive short squeeze, companies that missed earnings expectations dropped hard as they have over the last few weeks. These included Palantir, Lyft, Take-Two Interactive, Disney, Upstart, and Roblox. Afterward, many of these stocks rallied sharply.
❌ Meta rebounded this week after Mark Zuckerberg began mass layoffs, letting go of 11,000 employees (13% of the company).
⏪ Elon Musk had to quickly backtrack his “pay for verification” idea after several public companies saw their stocks decline because of fake tweets that appeared to be from their official Twitter accounts.
🌞 Solar jumped after California’s new proposal was more industry-friendly than initially expected.
Here are the closing prices:
Bullets From The Weekend
🛑 Binance halts FTT token deposits. The cryptocurrency exchange’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao, said it is no longer accepting FTX’s FTT token deposits on its platform and is urging other crypto exchanges to do the same. This comes after FTX filed bankruptcy but then reported unauthorized access, which resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in assets being moved ‘suspiciously.’ Reuters has more.
🏃 FTX users run for exits using a Bahamas loophole. Some users have found a way to move money off the exchange through a Bahama’s backdoor. Unusual trading patterns suggest desperate customers are collaborating with FTX users in the Bahamas to help get their funds. Some high-net-worth users are paying astronomical prices for NFTs as they try to access their money in any way possible. More from CNBC.
🛒 Signs point to a lackluster China Singles Day. When things are going really well, you can count on China to let you know. However, when things aren’t going as well as expected, there’s often radio silence. Since the Chinese e-commerce giants, Alibaba and JD.com, have declined to release sales numbers for their largest annual shopping event, many speculate it was a dud. Barron’s has more.
Need a concise summary of what’s going on this week? Look no further. Here’s an overview of important earnings and economic data for the trading week ahead.
All eyes will be on Tuesday’s producer price index (PPI) reading and the housing market data late in the week. In addition to the above, check out this week’s complete list of economic releases.
Earnings This Week
Above is a quick summary. Check out the full Stocktwits earnings calendar to see the other names reporting this week.