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Morning Brew April 20 2022

Morning Brew 1 minute to read
Erik Schafhauser

Senior Relationship Manager

Summary:  Dovish Speakers support Equities, Netflix drops after hours

Good Morning,


Equities had the best day in a month yesterday driven by earnings and dovish comments by Charles Evans and Atlanta Feds Raphael Bostic, the Dow gained 1.45%, the S&P 1.6% and the Nasdaq 2.15%, the German Dax gained to 14235 in the Future.

Real 10 year yields turned positive yesterday on 10 year yields exceeding the 3% level for the first time since 2018. Real Yields are the yield of the respective bond minus the expected inflation.

Oil fell 5% yesterday on worries of lower demand due to a lower growth forecast by the IMF, interestingly that did not affect equities. Over night , it can recover roughly 1%.

Japan’s trade balance come at a deficit 4 times higher than expected at JPY 412 bio, the Yen traded as low as 129.40 before a verbal intervention by the BoJ. EURUSD Is at 1.0813 and GBPUSD at 1.3025. Gold and Silver lost some ground on high yields and falling oil and are now at 1940 and 24.99. The USD Index falls slightly to 100.70

Netflix suffered falling subscriber numbers for the first time in a decade, stocks fell 24% in late trading. Twitter also lost 4.5% on uncertainty of a takeover. Elon Musk is rumored to provide an offer in the next ten days.

Credit Suisse expects Q1 loss due to legal costs.

Watch for Tesla earnings today.


Earnings this week:

  • Wednesday: Tesla, Alcoa, P&G, Nasdaq
  • Thursday: American Airlines, Snap, AT&T
  • Friday: Amex, Verizon, SAP, Schlumberger

Economic data:

  • Wednesday: German PPI at 08:00EU Industrial Production at 11:00, CA CPI at 14:30
  • Thursday: EU HICP at 11, US Labor Data at 14:30
  • Friday: UK CPI at 8:00, International PMI

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