The Nasdaq fell 2% premarket following disappointing earnings reports from several big tech companies — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.
Google parent company Alphabet Inc. Class C (Nasdaq: GOOG) missed top- and bottom-line expectations, and reported a drop in YouTube ad revenue. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) beat earnings and revenue estimates, but reported weaker-than-expected cloud revenue.
The news caused both companies to drop 6% in premarket trading, pulling down other tech titans set to report this week. Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: META) and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) fell 4% and 3.8%, respectively.
Meta reports earnings after the close on Wednesday, while Amazon and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) report Thursday after the close.
In this morning’s stock market recap video, I’ll discuss the biggest threats to your portfolio right now… whether the bond market is cooperating with us in the near term… whether volatility is increasing or decreasing… how to gauge stocks… which sectors are moving higher with strong momentum levels… plus which stock I’m hyper bullish on right now, and which stock I’m bearish on.
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 31,836.74.
- Futures: 31,828.
- Change: -49.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 3,859.11.
- Futures: 3,843.5.
- Change: -26.75.
- Close: 11,669.99.
- Futures: 11,512.5.
- Change: -201.
- Close: 1,796.16.
- Futures: 1,811.3.
- Change: +10.7.
Note: Updated as of 9:24 a.m. EDT
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- What Is the Dow and How Does It Work?
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Nasdaq and How to Trade It
- What Companies Make up the S&P 500 and How Can I Trade It?
- What Is the VIX? Understanding Stock Market Volatility
- A Beginner’s Guide to Stock Sector Analysis and Relative Strength
- How to Pick Winning Stocks With Simple Market Analysis Tools
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