U.S. equity markets wavered to begin the new month, reflecting investors' uncertainty over issues ranging from the impact of corporate earnings to how Fed rate hikes will shape the economy this year. UPS Inc. ( UPS ) is the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 on its earnings news. Better-than-expected earnings are also lifting shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. ( XOM ). That’s boosting shares of other energy companies as well. Shares of cruise lines, airlines, and other travel-related companies are advancing on decreasing omicron variant case numbers. Key Takeaways U.S. equity markets wavered to begin the new month, with all three major indexes fluctuating between green and red. The quit rate fell for the first time since Dec. 2020. Ups and downs reflect investors' uncertainty over issues ranging from the impact of corporate earnings, Fed rate hikes, and ongoing supply chain and pandemic concerns. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note has widened and narrowed … [Read more...] about Stocks Fluctuate to Begin Month as Investors Digest Data, Earnings
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Stocks swooned as monetary policy , geopolitics, and corporate earnings stoked fears, again rattling investors, who scurried for safer investments. Key Takeaways Stocks fall again as monetary policy, geopolitics, and corporate earnings stoked fears Rattled investors scurried for safer investments, pushing bond and gold prices higher. The VIX, the so-called "fear index," climbed higher, continuing a steep ascent that began with the new year. The Nasdaq is down more than 300 points, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is close to 300 points lower. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)—the so-called "fear index"—climbed higher, continuing a steep ascent that began with the new year. Concerns that sent major averages lower yesterday—before markets reversed and roared back to finish the day higher—are back today: rising interest rates as the Fed begins its two-day meeting, and the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Investors are also weighing a … [Read more...] about Stocks’ Rout Continues as Rates and Russia Rattle Investors
As one of the larger companies of the consumer discretionary sector, The Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) shares have enjoyed a relative upward trend since the beginning of 2022 as investors appear to be bracing for potential interest rate hikes. Coca-Cola shares currently trade in an above average range based on historical volatility, and option traders appear to be positioned for the stock to rise after the company reports earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts expect the company to announce $0.41 in earnings per share (EPS) and $8.93 billion in revenue. Investors will be paying keen attention to how Coca-Cola has managed to navigate ongoing supply chain issues and how rising costs could affect the bottom line. Insiders have recently increased the amount of shares being sold, unloading over 314,000 shares valued at close to $18.6 million over the past 90 days. Investors will be keeping an eye on if the beverage maker can continue to increase sales volume and what, if … [Read more...] about Can Coca-Cola (KO) Keep Up the Trend?