AMD Warns on PC Slump but Gains on Intel in Lucrative Data Center Market

Advanced Micro Devices reported Tuesday quarterly revenue ahead of consensus, AMD however guided lower for the quarter ahead by over $150 million. Analysts and investors were excited that AMD is gaining further ground on Intel. The stock traded higher on AMD making up for a personal-computer slump with gains in the lucrative data center market. The company’s data center business revenue grew 42% in the quarter, compared with the 33% decline recorded at INTC’s data center and artificial intelligence unit … Continue reading “AMD Warns on PC Slump but Gains on Intel in Lucrative Data Center Market”

Demand for Caterpillar Construction and Energy Equipment Boost Sales 20%

Irving, Texas-based Caterpillar, a Dow component and gauge for global economic health reported mixed fourth-quarter numbers on Tuesday before the market open. $CAT missed on earnings but beat on revenue. The company saw strong demand for its construction and mining equipment and engines for transportation and energy generation despite higher prices. Sales came to $16.60 billion for the quarter, topping Wall Street expectations. CAT was trading $249.62 -11.88 (p 4.54%) Pre-Market  Foreign-exchange headwinds however weighed on profit and its operating … Continue reading “Demand for Caterpillar Construction and Energy Equipment Boost Sales 20%”

Traders Market Weekly: Big Three Central Banks Resolve to be Tested.

January 29 – Feb 4, 2023 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial The rally that started last Friday continued all week until a sharp pullback ahead of this Friday’s close. A rational sign given the data, banker and earnings deluge next week. We have … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: Big Three Central Banks Resolve to be Tested.”

Tesla Reports Optimistic Outlook with Record Revenue and Orders

Tesla reported Q4 earnings after the market close Wednesday of $1.19 earnings per share beating the consensus of $1.13 per share. Revenue rose to $24.32 billion ahead of the consensus $24.16 billion. $TSLA shares rose more than 9% after CEO Elon Musk said the company might be able to produce 2 million cars this year. The Tesla company acknowledged that average sales prices have “generally been on a downward trajectory for many years,” and said “affordability” would be necessary for … Continue reading “Tesla Reports Optimistic Outlook with Record Revenue and Orders”

US PMI Reflects Hesitancy to Expand Capacity in Uncertain Conditions in 2023

The S&P Global US Manufacturing PMI rose to 46.8 in January of 2023 from 46.2 in December, better than expected but well below contraction pivot of 50. Factory activity continues to be hit by supply constraints and rampant inflation. S&P Global. reported private sector firms in the US registered a further decline in output at the start of 2023, according to their latest ‘flash’ PMI™ with the fall in business activity softened to the slowest in three months. The economy … Continue reading “US PMI Reflects Hesitancy to Expand Capacity in Uncertain Conditions in 2023”

Traders Market Weekly: Big Tech Earnings and Global PMI

January 22 – 28 2023 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial This week came under some heavy selling pressure which dissipated by Friday lunch as the put wall was crushed with VIX imploding. Initially, as with a tamer CPI last week we saw inflationary … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: Big Tech Earnings and Global PMI”

Federal Reserve Beige Book Highlights Housing Markets Continued to Weaken

The Federal Reserve released its Biege Book Wednesday prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on information collected on or before January 9, 2023.  The report was consistent with what we have seeing with economic data released, not a lot has changed over the past month, the economy is weakening. It was reported housing markets continued to weaken, clearly higher interest rates have further dented home sales and household finances. Notably many retailers noted increased difficulty in passing … Continue reading “Federal Reserve Beige Book Highlights Housing Markets Continued to Weaken”

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Counterbalance to Investment Banking Fall

Morgan Stanley reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings before the bell Tuesday despite much lower-than-expected revenue from investment banking. MS received record revenues in wealth management business, which includes online trading platform ETrade, were up 6% to more than $6.6bn. MS’s investment-banking group revenues, which now houses Eaton Vance, dropped 17% to $1.5bn but topped analyst estimates of $1.3bn. Morgan Stanley shares, rose 2.92% to $77.00 premarket. The bank set aside $87 million for credit losses, compared with just … Continue reading “Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Counterbalance to Investment Banking Fall”

Traders Market Weekly: Short Squeezes and Bond Markets

January 15 – 22 2023 FEAR NOT Brave Investors Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Contents Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant section. Editorial It has been a confusing two weeks of 2023 for those calling the end of the world. In the first nine trading sessions of the year, the S&P500 gained 4.20%, The small cap … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: Short Squeezes and Bond Markets”

JPMorgan Earnings Boosted by Higher Interest Rates but Sets Aside $2.29 billion for Loan Losses

JPMorgan Chase JPM, America’s largest bank kicked off the banking sector’s fourth quarter earnings season on Friday before the market opened. $JPM reported net income of $11 billion, or $3.57 per share, up from $10.4 billion, or $3.33 a share, a year ago, beating the $3.08 per share forecast by analysts. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon warned the bank was preparing for what it now expects to be a mild recession, setting aside another $1.4 billion for potential worsening loan losses. … Continue reading “JPMorgan Earnings Boosted by Higher Interest Rates but Sets Aside $2.29 billion for Loan Losses”