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Apple shares slide to the lowest since October 31 But find their feet and recoup minor losses Momentum indicators exit oversold territories   Apple’s stock has been very volatile in the past few months, opening frequently with significant price gaps. In the short term, the stock has been in a steep decline, falling to a fresh four-month bottom of 168.30 last week before paring some losses.
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Apple and Tesla lag the Magnificent 7 pack – Stock Markets

Magnificent 7 propel US indices to record highs Apple diverges due to lack of AI initiatives Tesla also suffers from weakness in Chinese market   AI leads the way The so-called Magnificent Seven group comprised of Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Nvidia, Meta Platforms and Tesla has been the driving force behind the consecutive all-time highs observed in the major US equity indices. The tech behemoths have largely benefited from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) mania, with
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Are there more AI growth opportunities to be priced into the markets?

Nvidia skyrockets and drives the S&P 500 to new records Demand for chips continues to surge, AI enters consumers’ life There maybe more AI growth opportunities to be priced in But downside risks on high valuations and geopolitics do exist Nvidia beats already optimistic estimates Just last week, the investor favorite Nvidia beat out Amazon and Alphabet to take the third place as the most valuable company in the US by market capitalization, and although the chipmaker’s
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Apple shares slide after rejection at 50-day SMA Price violates 200-day SMA and ascending trendline Momentum indicators deep in their negative zones   Apple’s stock has been very volatile in the past few months, opening frequently with significant price gaps. In the near term, the stock has been facing downside pressures, which led to a decline below the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) and the upward sloping trendline that connects its recent higher lows.
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Magnificent 7 earnings assert dominance, focus shifts to Nvidia – Stock Markets

Magnificent 7 earnings endorse their relentless rally Tesla lags, while Apple shows some signs of weakness Valuations are stretched despite rosy projections   In their own world The so-called Magnificent Seven group comprised of Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Nvidia, Meta Platforms and Tesla has gone parabolic since early 2023, outperforming the broader US stock market by a wide margin.
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Is the 5,000 milestone in sight for the S&P 500? – Stock Markets

Mega-cap stocks drive S&P 500 towards 5,000 milestone AI and tech dominate the bull charge to unchartered territory But how sustainable is the uptrend? A wobbly start to 2024 It wasn’t the best start for Wall Street in 2024 as the major indices stumbled during the first week of the new year. However, it didn’t take long for Fed rate cut expectations to take off again and revive risk appetite.
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Market Comment – Powell pushes back on March rate cut, BoE on tap

Fed’s Powell says March rate cut not the “base case” Dollar gains, but Treasury yields slide BoE to stand pat, focus to fall on guidance Wall Street tumbles, awaits more earnings results Dollar gains on less-dovish-than-expected Fed The US dollar gained against all but two of its major counterparts yesterday, losing ground only against the yen and ending the day virtually unchanged against the franc.
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Apple shares slide ahead of earnings on Thursday Stock exhibits heightened volatility in recent months Momentum indicators tilt to the bearish side Apple’s stock has been very volatile in the past few months, opening frequently with significant price gaps. In the near term, the stock has been facing downside pressures, which led to a decline below the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) ahead of its earnings report on Thursday.
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Market Comment – Stocks, dollar steady after goldilocks data as Fed awaited

Stocks perky ahead of Fed decision as US data and China measures lift optimism Dollar and yields little changed after goldilocks reports, NFP eyed next Oil and gold spike on geopolitical concerns amid fresh ME tensions Markets await direction from the Fed Stocks were mixed on Monday amid a cautiously risk-on tone ahead of a very busy week for the markets that’s expected to get heated up mid-week by the Fed’s policy decision, culminating with the latest payrolls report on Fri
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Apple Q1 earnings: AI evolution will matter the most as results may not be great – Stock Markets

Apple reports Q1 earnings on Friday, February 2 Results may not be exciting, but traders may not care AI comments to attract the most attention as usual   Q1 Earnings forecasts Apple Inc will publish its earnings results for the first fiscal quarter ended in December 2023 on Friday February 2. Following a tough year of declines, the iPhone maker could return to the expansion zone, but no fireworks are expected.
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Market Comment – Tech stocks rally on AI boom even as yields rise, dollar steady

Apple and semiconductors push Nasdaq 100 to new record high But Fed repricing limits gains outside of tech as yields edge up Dollar holds firm, pound slips on data, yen propped up by verbal intervention AI optimism spurs tech rally AI mania made a comeback on Thursday as optimism about a recovery in AI-related demand as well as the broader tech sector boosted equity markets.
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Market Comment – New Year selloff eases despite Fed ambiguity, dollar falls back

Fed minutes dent hopes of early rate cut but markets perk up anyway Higher services PMIs lift sentiment in Europe and Asia, boosting US futures too Dollar rebound pauses for breath, oil jumps on supply concerns Fed rate cut bets little changed after December minutes Markets wavered after the Fed published the minutes of its December policy meeting on Wednesday as investors weighed the prospect of rate cuts amid mixed signals from policymakers.
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Technical Analysis – Apple stock plummets to 7-week low

Apple shares open with a negative price gap Barclays' downgrade triggers the move Short-term oscillators tilt significantly to the downside Apple’s stock had been experiencing a steep uptrend since the October bottom of 165.50, posting a fresh record high of 198.08 in mid-December. However, the latter was followed by a mild pullback, which deteriorated after the price opened with a wide negative gap on Tuesday on the back of a Barclays' downgrade.
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Technical Analysis – Apple stock eases from record high

Apple shares post a fresh all-time peak Stock pares some gains after advance got overstretched Oscillators ease from overbought conditions Apple’s shares have been experiencing a steep uptrend since their October bottom of 165.50. Last week, the price recorded a fresh record high of 199.40 before undergoing a minor setback, with the momentum indicators relaxing from their overbought territories.
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Market Comment – Euro and pound surge as ECB and BoE diverge from dovish Fed

ECB and BoE stick to hawkish stance as Fed becomes dovish outlier Euro and pound skyrocket before paring gains on weak PMIs Upbeat US data fail to deter dollar bears as yields continue to slide, stocks party No rate cut talk at the ECB and BoE Central banks in Britain and the euro area diverged from their US counterpart on Thursday, sidestepping any talk about rate cuts while reiterating the need to maintain higher rates for longer.
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Apple stock battles with 200-day SMA ahead of Q3 earnings Dropped to its lowest since May before recouping some losses Oscillators improve but still in negative zone Apple’s share has been in a clear downtrend after recording a fresh all-time high in mid-July, dropping below its 200-day simple moving average (SMA) for the first time since March.
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Apple braces for a mixed bag of earnings – Stock Markets

Apple reports Q3 financial results on Thursday after closing bell Revenue expected to contract but earnings will pick up Share price fell below 200-day SMA for the first time since March Solid year but financials lag The most valuable publicly traded company in the world has been exhibiting a strong performance in 2023, with its share price moving in lockstep with the Nasdaq 100 despite the firm’s deteriorating financials.
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Stocks cheer mixed CPI report, trade wars migrate to more sectors – Stock Markets

Markets post a risk-on session despite hotter-than-expected headline CPI Renewed trade tensions affect electric vehicle manufacturer stocks and Apple Tech giants discuss with US lawmakers over the need for AI regulation Equities gain despite upbeat inflation reading On Wednesday, markets got an updated US inflation report, which was highly anticipated as it would assess the impact of surging energy prices on the economy.
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Rebound attempt falters as selling pressure intensifies Short-term outlook deteriorates Can the stock find its feet or is or is this the start of a new bearish phase? Apple stock has reversed lower after its latest upswing was hindered by the 20-day simple moving average (SMA) in the 180.00 region. Selling pressure has intensified today, which was predicted by the bearish doji star that formed yesterday.
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Market Comment – Cautious trading ahead of US inflation report

US inflation data to set the tone for USD and riskier plays Euro gets a boost from ECB reports, oil prices power higher  Tech sector leads stock markets down, gold nurses losses US CPI in the limelight Traders are locked and loaded for another edition of US inflation data today. Markets have concluded that the Fed won’t raise rates next week and this report is unlikely to change this notion.
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