Erik Schafhauser Zürich Erik Schafhauser Zürich Erik Schafhauser Zürich

Morning BrewMay 2 2024

Morning Brew 1 minute to read
Erik Schafhauser

Senior Relationship Manager

Summary:  Sell in May and go away?


Good morning,

As expected yesterday the Fed did not change rates but Jerome Powell hit more dovish tones than expected by stating that while there was a lack of recent progress in the Fed’s battle with inflation, interest rates are likely headed lower The Fed annoubced it will reduce the pace at which it is shrinking its balance sheet by lowering the amounts of bonds to $25 billion running off monthly versus the current $60 billion.

10 Year Yields are at 4.61 and the USD Index at 105.70. EURUSD 1.0713, GBPUSD 1.2533 and USDJPY 155.77. As the Bank  of Japan seems to be very active intervening in the currency, FX Options may be the best way to play the Yen. Gold and found buyers again but remain in danger as Kim points out

Equities traded mixed as the Dow gained on the dovish fed while tech seemed to confirm the old “Sell in May and go away proverb” after a weak sales outlook for Chips. Super micro computer shed 14%, AMD 9% and Nvidia almost 4%. Starbucks disappointed with it`s outlook and lost almost 17%.

The Dow gained 0.3% while the S&P and the Nasdaq lost 0.3%. Volumes were very high at 12 Bio. It is a bit curious that the topline indexes seem to move little but the underlying index components swing enormously.

Novo Nordisk beat expectations this morning and is clearly the stock to watch. The company is clearly in one of the sweet spot at the moment, shell also exceeded expectations.

We are expecting the Swiss CPI and PMI today, the US Initial jobless claims and Factory Orders, Apple will announce results today before we head into tomorrow Non Farm Payroll

Trade safely.

Thursday
- Data US Initial Jobless Claims
- Earnings: Novo Nordisk, Linde, Apple, Amgen, Shell, ConocoPhillips,

Friday
- Data EU unemployment, US Nonfarm Payroll, PMI,

Saturday: Berkshire Hathaway

 

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