On Monday afternoon, the Dow Jones Today rebounded from its worst weekly losing streak since 1932, and the S&P 500 briefly entered the bear market territory.
According to some observers, President Joe Biden’s remarks regarding the likelihood of easing tariffs on China were to blame for Monday’s advances.
With 531 points or a 1.7% gain, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA stands at 31,793. With a growth of 1.3%, the S&P 500 SPX gained 51 points to close at 3,952. An increase of 89 points or 0.8 percent pushed the Nasdaq Composite COMP, 1.45 percent, to 11,444.
What is driving the market?
After weeks of selling, investors were poised to purchase a market that had been severely damaged. Instead, officials in Beijing have extended an order for students and employees to remain at home. They will do further mass testing in the country’s second-largest city, despite reports of rising COVID cases.
According to one analyst, it is essential to know that the stock market is sensitive to a 10% to 13% rise in positive news.
Analysts credit President Joe Biden, who recently suggested he’s considering easing tariffs on Chinese imports imposed during the Trump administration, for Monday’s equities advances. However, when asked afterward about Biden’s comments, White House officials maintained he had not changed the country’s posture on Taiwan defense. For many years, the United States has maintained a policy of strategic ambiguity about the island nation of Taiwan.
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Edward Moya, a senior market analyst at Oanda, says that “there’s some relief buying” and that one of the primary factors for today’s gain is Biden’s statements, which might signify a significant de-escalation of a trade war.
When it comes to the globalization of trade and the reduction of inflationary pressures, “if we continue to see progress in the softening of tensions between the United States and China, that might bring much-needed respite to multinationals and traders,” Moya said by phone.
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The S&P 500 fell to a low of 3,837.25 on Friday, a 20% decline from its record finish on January 3, yet still recovering ground. The large-cap benchmark would have entered a bear market if it closed below that point.
The S&P 500 avoided a bear market by a whisker. Upon arrival, how long do they last?
The assumption that equities have hit a long-term bottom is still widely regarded with skepticism. There is no trigger for a long-term resurgence in risky assets like developed-market equities like those in the US, according to researchers at New York-based BlackRock, the world’s most effective asset management.
Even though investor mood polls are pretty gloomy, there hasn’t been the catharsis selling associated with a market bottom, according to Sean Darby, global equities strategy, and others at Jefferies.
The last phase of the momentum cycle may involve a mix of both profit decreases and a price cut. As a result, the Jefferies team advised investors to take a cautious approach to the stock market.
The dollar’s appetite for risk weighed heavily on the currency. Indicating the strength of the dollar versus other major currencies, the DXY, -0.98 percent, fell by 0.9 percent. Prices for crude CL00, -0.37% fluctuated up and down. In response to the dollar weakening, gold prices gained 0.3 percent.
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is returning after a two-year hiatus, so that investors will keep a watch on that event. Climate change, economic turmoil, and a conflict in Europe are all issues that Davos returns to after COVID.
What are the most important companies?
(VMW) Shares of business cloud computing giant VMware Inc. VMW, 20.47 percent, surged 21 percent on rumors that chip manufacturer Broadcom Inc. Shares of Broadcom Inc. dropped by 3.4 percent.
Bank of America upped its net interest income forecast, which prompted a 7.2 percent jump in JPMorgan Chase & Co. Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo believes that one of the most encouraging revelations from JPMorgan’s Investor Day conference on Monday is that the bank expects to reach its 17 percent return target on tangible equity this year.
Other banks’ stock prices also rose. A 6.1 percent rise in Bank of America (BAC) shares and a 5.8 percent rise in Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) shares. In addition, Dow Jones Market Data shows that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS, 4.07 percent shares increased by 3.8 percent, exceeding their previous day’s gain since January 6, 2021.
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Six basis points of increase in yield on the 10-year TMUBMUSD10.95% Note yielded 2.85 percent. Bitcoin BTCUSD, up by 0.6 percent to $30,084, was up by 0.67 percent.
The FTSE 100 UKX, +1.67 percent, concluded the day up by 1.3 percent in European markets.
There were no significant changes in Asian stock indices, with the Shanghai Composite SHCOMP ending the day at +0.01% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI dropping 1.2%. NIK, +0.98% Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was up by 1%.