Stock Market Correction Continues as Apple, Federal Reserve, and Jobs Report Take Center Stage
The Dow Jones futures, S&P 500 futures, and Nasdaq futures are set to open Sunday evening, signaling another week of uncertainty in the stock market. This week, all eyes will be on Apple, the Federal Reserve, and the October jobs report, as these events are expected to dominate the news.
Last week, major indexes tumbled to multimonth lows, adding to the ongoing stock market correction. As a result, investors are being advised to exercise caution and hold onto their cash. Analysts are urging investors to wait for several days of strong performance before considering reentering the market.
In the tech sector, four big-cap stocks are expected to make waves – Amazon, Meta Platforms, Microsoft, and ServiceNow. These companies will be closely watched as they navigate the challenging market conditions.
On Monday, On Semiconductor will report its third-quarter earnings, while Arista Networks is also scheduled to make an announcement. Market watchers will be paying close attention to these reports as they seek indications of the health of the tech industry.
Meanwhile, all eyes will be on Apple on Thursday as the company releases its earnings. Concerns about iPhone 15 demand have been mounting, and investors will be eager to see how the company has fared in light of these concerns.
The Federal Reserve is also expected to maintain interest rates this week due to rising Treasury yields. The market has been closely monitoring these yields, which have been impacting various sectors. Additionally, the highly anticipated October jobs report will be released on Friday, providing further insights into the state of the economy.
In terms of stock performance, Meta stock, NOW stock, and Microsoft stock have been making waves. Meta stock and NOW stock are featured on IBD Leaderboard and the IBD 50, highlighting their strong performances. Microsoft stock, included on IBD Long-Term Leaders and the IBD Big Cap 20, has also shown resilience by staying above its 50-day line.
Unfortunately, the stock market correction worsened last week, with the Dow falling to a seven-month low and the Nasdaq struggling to reclaim its 200-day line. The Russell 2000 also reached its lowest level since November 2020, compounding concerns about the market’s health.
Treasury yields briefly crossed the 5% mark before falling to 4.85%, adding to the sense of instability. ETFs experienced mixed performances, with ARK Innovation ETF and ARK Genomics ETF witnessing significant declines, while SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF and SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF had more varied outcomes.
Given the volatility in the market, investors are urged to exercise caution and hold onto their cash. Experts suggest waiting for signs of sustained positive performance before reentering the market. It is advised to focus on stocks exhibiting relative strength, including Microsoft stock, ServiceNow stock, and selected energy plays.
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