U.S. equity futures rebounded on Wednesday on strong tech earnings, ahead of the Fed’s crucial interest rate statement.
Solid earnings from tech giant Microsoft boosted the sentiment ahead of the Fed’s decision on interest rates. Markets now expect the Fed to signal multiple rate hikes, but not until March.
Moreover, a potential for geopolitical risks, slower growth and earnings could make the Fed postpone its rate hikes even further.
Federal Reserve Open Market Committee will reveal its open market decision at 2 PM Eastern time. Chairman Jerome Powell will make a statement for the press shortly thereafter.
|S&P 500 Futures||4,407.25||58.25||1.34%|
U.S. Dollar and Treasuries
The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose one basis point. The dollar strengthened against a basket of major currencies.
|U.S. Dollar Index (DXY):||96.1||+0.15||+0.16%|
|U.S. 1 Year Treasury Bill||0.653%||0.101||0.553%|
|U.S. 5 Year Treasury Note||1.581%||0.024||1.557%|
|U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note||1.787%||0.011||1.776%|
Stocks To Watch
Tesla is reporting earnings after the market close today. The company surged with other tech stocks. Chipmaker NVIDIA, big data firm Palantir and processor maker AMD gained more than 3%.
Microsoft was up in premarket trading after reporting that earnings continued to grow in Q4, as its cloud business remained strong.
Sports betting company DraftKings surged 7.6% in premarket trading, after an upgrade from investment bank Morgan Stanley.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Chg. %||Volume|
|PLTR||Palantir Technologies Inc.||$13.63||4.36%||382.15K|
|AMD||Advanced Micro Devices Inc.||$114.30||2.85%||315.45K|
|DKNG||DraftKings Inc. Cl A||$20.69||7.09%||289.69K|
Commodities To Watch
|WTI Crude Oil||$86.35||0.88%|
|Brent Crude Oil||$89.18||1.11%|
Crypto prices rebounded with other risk assets. The crypto market cap is $1.71T, a 3.44% increase over the last day. Bitcoin’s dominance is currently 42.01%, an increase of 0.02% over the same period.
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