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  • Time for mutual funds to tap the water theme

    Last month, India’s IT city Bengaluru caught the attention of the nation due to its acute water shortage problem, as queues to procure water extended over many miles. As the scarcity was expansive, the Karnataka government even banned the use of drinking water for non-essential purposes — such as car washing, gardening, construction, water fountains and road construction and maintenance. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) had levied a fine of ₹5,000 for any violations of the order, in a bid to mitigate the situation.

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  • Midday markets show mixed trends; Nifty, Sensex down

    NSE Nifty was down by 0.26 per cent or 57 points to 22,245, while the BSE Sensex was at 73,307 down by 0.28 per cent or 204 points. A total of 3,015 stocks were actively traded, 1,720 advanced, while 1,182 declined and 113 stocks remained unchanged where 61 stocks hit a 52 week high and 21 stocks hit a 52 week low at 9.50 am on the BSE.

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  • Must-read before U.S. stocks open: Three major stock index futures rise, TSMC falls more than 2%

    As of press time, the Dow futures, dominated by blue-chip stocks, rose 0.24%; the S&P 500 futures rose 0.25%; the Nasdaq 100 futures, dominated by technology stocks, rose 0.29%. Popular Chinese concept stocks rose before the market opened. European stock markets rose. As of press time, Germany’s DAX index fell 0.08%; France’s CAC40 index rose 0.39%; Britain’s FTSE 100 index rose 0.14%. In terms of commodity foreign exchange, as of press time, Brent crude oil fell 1.10% to US$86.33 per barrel. European Automobile Manufacturers Association: EU car sales hit biggest decline in 16 months in March The European Automobile Manufacturers Association said that EU car sales suffered the largest decline in 16 months in March, and Tesla‘s new car registrations in the EU fell by 30% in March. Registrations of pure electric vehicles in the EU fell by 11% to 134,400 in March; the EU’s pure electric vehicle market share fell to 13% from 14% in the same period last year. Swiss gold exports fell 6.9% month-on-month in March Swiss gold exports fell 6.9% month-on-month in March. TSMC’s Q1 net…

    US stock market April 18, 2024
  • US stocks end down, crude slides amid Fed, geopolitical crosscurrents

    U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as crude prices tumbled and investors weighed cautious U.S. Federal Reserve commentary and ongoing geopolitical strife against mixed quarterly earnings. Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar eased back from multi-month highs, while gold backed down from its all-time high.   All three major U.S. stock indexes ended the session in the red, with the tech shares dragging the Nasdaq down 1.15%. “April has been a little disappointing for investors, but remember stocks have gained the past five months, some kind of pause or break would be perfectly normal, and we very well could be seeing that right now,” said Ryan Detrick, chief market strategist at Carson Group in Omaha, Nebraska. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell declined to provide guidance on Tuesday regarding the timing and extent of expected interest rate cuts, but said policy needs to be restrictive for longer, dimming hopes for rate cuts this year. “The realization that Powell is pushing back on when the interest rate cuts might start has added to the overall confusion, solidifying the assumption that…

    stock index April 18, 2024
  • Asian shares steady but Fed disappointment hits bonds

    By Stella Qiu SYDNEY (Reuters) –Asian shares steadied from a recent sell-off on Wednesday although investors remain wary after the world’s most powerful central banker had a change of heart on U.S. rate cuts this year, pushing Treasury yields to new five-month highs. Europe is set for a subdued open, with EUROSTOXX 50 futures flat on the day. U.S. stock futures slipped 0.1% after Wall Street finished the day lower. The dollar’s surprising resilience this year is causing discomfort in Asia’s currency markets. The beleaguered yen is plumbing fresh 34-year lows on an almost daily basis, the Chinese yuan is pinned near five-month troughs and Vietnam’s dong is at record lows. The New Zealand dollar gained 0.4% to $0.5902 after first-quarter inflation data showed domestically driven price pressures were surprisingly strong, adding to signs that the last mile to get inflation back to target could be bumpy. On Wednesday, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1%, after plunging more than 4% in the past three sessions. Japan’s Nikkei, however, dropped 0.8% to the lowest in two months….

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  • Bank of America lowers Intel target price: chip foundry market share is too low

    BofA Securities last week lowered its target price on Intel (36.0801, 0.39, 1.09%) shares to $44 from the previous price of $50 per share, while maintaining a neutral rating on the stock. Prior to this target price adjustment, Intel conducted a re-segmentation of its business, which resulted in a change in the valuation method of the company’s IDM (vertical integration from chip design to production) business, including products and foundry services. . A report from Bank of America Securities pointed out that Intel’s future depends largely on CEO Pat Gelsinger’s vision to transform the chip company into a semiconductor foundry and compete with other companies in the industry. However, Bank of America analysts commented on Intel’s current situation that although Intel’s foundry business has made some achievements in external design, it still relies heavily on the company’s internal design team. This dependence has prompted the valuation of the IDM business to shift to a comprehensive assessment. approach rather than evaluating each part individually. Therefore, the new price target set by Bank of America this time is 23 times the expected…

    stock index April 15, 2024
  • China is expected to replace the United States as the world’s largest personal luxury goods market by 2030

    PricewaterhouseCoopers released the “Report on the Luxury Goods Market in Mainland China and Hong Kong”, predicting that by 2030, China will replace the United States as the world’s largest personal luxury goods market with a market size of US$148 billion. PwC pointed out that China’s personal luxury goods market will be driven by large-scale intergenerational transfer of wealth, continued development of new consumer groups, vigorous development of experiential consumption and luxury lifestyle, high growth potential in Hainan, and further integration of online services with online services. Further expansion will be driven by factors such as channel improvement and other factors. In the next 30 years, China will have 92 trillion yuan of wealth passed down to the second generation of high-net-worth individuals. In terms of the Hong Kong market, PwC predicts that the Hong Kong personal luxury goods market will grow at an average compound annual growth rate of 4.5% from 2023 to 2030, reaching HK$125.8 billion in 2030. Among them, the three major categories of luxury accessories with the largest growth are leather products, Jewelry and watches. Zheng Huanran,…

    stock index April 15, 2024
  • JPMorgan strategist says earnings report unlikely to boost stocks

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. strategists say don’t expect an upbeat corporate earnings season to drive stocks higher because much of the optimism has already been priced in after this year’s record gains. A research team led by Mislav Matejka wrote in a report that profit expectations for the first quarter have been lowered during the reporting period, which lowers the threshold for U.S. companies to exceed expectations. Strategists said that after excluding technology giants, S&P 500 companies’ profits are expected to decline across the board. At the same time, investor positions look “very stretched,” Matejka said, with major stock indexes hitting record highs on optimism about economic growth and interest rate cuts. He said: “The stock market has performed well post-earnings, suggesting investors are more optimistic than the pessimistic earnings forecasts conveyed by sell-side analysts. We need to see significant earnings acceleration to justify current stock valuations “It’s reasonable and we’re concerned that this may not happen.” Matejka said that so far, half of U.S. companies have performed below market expectations on the day of earnings reports. Despite a 10%…

    US Stocks Focus April 15, 2024
  • Japanese yen hits new low against US dollar

    The exchange rate of the yen against the U.S. dollar in the Tokyo foreign exchange market fell to more than 153.8 yen per U.S. dollar on the 15th, a record low in nearly 34 years. Kyodo News reported that interest rate differentials between Japan and the United States prompted investors to sell Japanese yen and buy U.S. dollars. In addition, the latest developments in the situation in the Middle East have also enhanced the appeal of the U.S. dollar as a “safe haven asset.” The consular building of the Iranian Embassy in Syria was attacked by a missile on April 1, killing at least 13 people. Iran and Syria said the attack was carried out by Israel. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps issued a statement in the early morning of the 14th, announcing that it had launched dozens of missiles and drones at Israeli targets. An Israeli military spokesman said that more than 300 drones and missiles were fired at Israel, and “99%” of them were intercepted. As of 3 pm on the 15th, the Japanese yen exchange rate was…

    US stock news April 15, 2024
  • Dow futures rise 0.5%, “terrifying data” hits tonight

    U.S. stock futures climbed ahead of the opening bell on Monday as global markets calmed and traders speculated that diplomatic efforts would help prevent an escalation in the conflict between Iran and Israel. The dollar and U.S. Treasuries fell, while gold remained strong near $2,350. As of press time, Dow futures were up 0.5%, S&P 500 futures were up 0.6%, and Nasdaq futures were up 0.6%. The German DAX index rose 1.1%, the British FTSE 100 index fell 0.3%, the French CAC 40 index rose 1.0%, and the European Stoxx 50 index rose 1.1%. U.S. Treasuries fell along with the dollar. U.S. WTI crude oil fell below $85 a barrel. Gold prices are hovering at $2,350. Investor nerves remained high over the prospect of Israeli retaliation against Iran, but investors took some comfort when Iran’s mission to the United Nations said the issue “can be considered closed.” The United States and other countries have also called on all parties to exercise restraint and strive to avoid the outbreak of a full-scale regional war. According to officials familiar with the development,…

    US stock market April 15, 2024