Markets Mixed After Huge Tech Rally as Investors Wait On Earnings

U.S. markets were mixed in early trading, after Monday’s sudden surge in tech stocks.

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were higher, with the Dow up 0.21% and the S&P 500 just barely in positive territory, up 0.007%, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was off 0.60. However, the tech-focused index just saw its the best two-day rebound of tech stocks in two years, as investors bet that the brutal January selloff in tech went too far, and are now trying to correct the markets. Moreover, they hope that tech earnings will bring good news.

Google’s parent company Alphabet is reporting earnings today, together with Exxon, GM and PayPal. Exxon reported higher than expected fourth quarter profits as fuel prices soared. The other key companies reporter after the closing bell.

U.S. Dollar and Treasuries

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The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell three basis points. The dollar weakened against a basket of major currencies.

Price Chg. Chg. %
U.S. Dollar Index (DXY): 96.38 -0.16 -0.17%

 

Yield Change Previous close
U.S. 1 Year Treasury Bill 0.767% -0.003 0.770%
U.S. 5 Year Treasury Note 1.590% -0.021 1.611%
U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note 1.748% -0.033 1.781%

 

Stocks To Watch

Chipmakers NVIDIA and AMD are in focus after a spectacular Monday’s trading day. The two companies were up 7.21% and 8.56% on Monday respectively, as the market bought back teck stocks.

Tesla was a big winner on Monday as well, gaining 10.68%. However, it’s shares fell slightly in premarket trading, on a recall of over 54,000 cars due to faulty assisted driving software.

Shares of AT&T fell after the company said it would halve its dividend payment and divest from WarnerMedia. Lower dividends could be a sign that the business is struggling.

Shares of Moderna were up on the U.S. regulator FDA’s approval of its COVID 19 vaccine. Adults 18 and older can now receive Spikevax, its vaccine brand. Moderna was up 6.18% on Monday.

Symbol Company Name Price Chg. %
T AT&T Inc. $24.10 -4.83%
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc. $117.15 -0.64%
NVDA NVIDIA Corp. $251.66 -0.94%
TSLA Tesla Inc. $941.97 -2.63%
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. $77.88 2.53%

 

Commodities To Watch

Oil dropped below $89 on a potential OPEC production hike. Gold is back above $1,800 due to inflation fears. 

Resource Price Chg. %
WTI Crude Oil $87.47 -0.77%
Brent Crude Oil $88.61 -0.73%
Natural Gas $4.73 -3.00%
Gold $1,809.00 0.70%
Silver $23.02 2.78%
Copper $4.41 2.00%

 

Crypto

The global crypto market cap is $1.68T, a 0.33% increase over the last day. Bitcoin’s dominance is currently 42%, an increase of 0.23% over the same period.

Currency Symbol Price Chg. % Market Cap.
Bitcoin BTC $38,863.53 +4.90% 736.31b
Etherium ETH $2,784.16 +9.66% 331.38b
Binance coin BNB $384.84 +3.46% 57.21b
Solana SOL $106.80 +17.41% 33.67b
Cardano ADA $ 1.064 +4.49% 33.09b

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