Market Drama

Featuring Zoe CEO & Founder, Andres Garcia-Amaya, CFA

April 29, 2024 
Watch Time: 3.2 minutes
  • Welcome to this week’s Market Drama!

Stock Market Updates:

  • The S&P 500 was up 2.7% for the week. It is up now 6.9% YTD.
  • Nasdaq was up even more, 4.2%. It is now up 6.1% YTD.

What drove the market to bounce back from negative market performance: 

  • Earnings: One-third of the S&P 500 companies have reported:
    • Leaders of the market rally: Tesla, Alphabet, and Microsoft, all performed well concerning earnings.
    • Alphabet, exceeded estimates and announced dividends for the first time. 
  • PCE inflation data didn’t show any signs of encouragement for the markets:
    • Index was slightly higher than expected, 2.8% during the month. PCE data in March was up 2.7%  from a year ago. Up from February’s 2.5% rate. 
  • First Quarter GDP numbers disappointed: advanced estimate was 1.6% from a 3.4 annualized pace.
    • Foreign trade and inventories tend to be the most volatile. But consumption held steady. 

Coming up next week:

  • Continuation of earnings
  • Nonfarm payrolls report
  • FOMC meeting

Stay tuned for next week.

– Andres

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