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January 19, 2024

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We’re cracking open the code on how these mega-companies cast a money-magnetizing spell on the market. Think David and Goliath – but where Goliath has a trillion-dollar budget and laser beams. We’ll show you how to navigate this new reality, not just survive it, but thrive alongside these giants.


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Today’s Market Mood: EXTREMELY BULLISH!

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Daily Market Roundup: Tech Titans Prop Up a Shaky Wall Street

The bulls finally broke their losing streak, charging back onto Wall Street today propelled by a potent brew of tech strength and megacap momentum. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP) made a show of force, reclaiming the year’s highest levels as Apple (AAPL) basked in the glow of an analyst upgrade. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) flexed its muscles, reporting stellar earnings and boosting the entire semiconductor sector to a two-year high.


But beneath the surface, whispers of caution swirled. While megacaps like Apple played the role of market rah rahs, the broader market remained curiously subdued. Declining stocks outnumbered gainers in both the Nasdaq and S&P 500, painting a picture of selective strength rather than widespread enthusiasm. Mega caps are doing the heavy lifting today, but below the surface, we’re starting to see some cracks.


Treasury yields went higher, adding fuel to speculation that rate cuts won’t materialize until later this year. This, coupled with the market’s internal tremors, suggests a potential bumpy road ahead. Wall Street may be dancing today, but it’s a cautious two-step, with investors keeping a wary eye on the cracks in the foundation.


Surviving the Tech-Fueled Maze:

  • Stay diversified: Don’t get seduced by the siren song of megacaps alone. Spread your bets across sectors and market caps to weather potential tech turbulence.
  • Monitor the “breadth”: Keep an eye on the ratio of advancing to declining stocks. A widening gap between the two raises red flags.
  • Be mindful of rates: Rising yields could put pressure on valuations, particularly for growth stocks. Consider defensive plays alongside your tech exposure.
  • Embrace volatility: The VIX index may be falling, but don’t let your guard down. Brace for potential bumps and be prepared to adjust your positions if needed.

Remember, Wall Street is a fickle beast. While the tech titans might be leading the charge today, don’t forget the importance of a balanced portfolio and a healthy dose of skepticism.



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Market Mischief: Tech Stocks Soar, Yields Climb, Can You Tell Which is Higher?


Seems the market’s gone bi-polar this week. Tech stocks are on cloud nine, with semiconductors leading the charge after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) blasted off like a SpaceX rocket. Meanwhile, bond yields are doing the opposite of moonwalking – they’re power-walking straight uphill.


So, which is higher right now: TSM’s stock price or the 10-year Treasury note yield? Take a guess, and if you’re right, you win the dubious prize of… well, bragging rights and the knowledge that you’re slightly smarter than a confused hamster in a brokerage firm.


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Answer: As of market close on Thursday, the 10-year Treasury note yield edged slightly higher than TSM’s stock surge. This divergence in direction reflects the market’s balancing act between growth and inflation concerns. Tech stocks, often seen as growth drivers, are rallying despite higher yields, while the bond market continues to price in expectations of future rate hikes.


Chart of the Day

Can $UBER Conquer Everest?


Uber’s stock has been circling its all-time high (set eons ago, in 2022) like a mountain goat eyeing the summit of Everest. Will it finally break through and claim yeti-peak territory? Or will it tumble back down the slopes, leaving investors with frostbite and regrets?


The chart throws out some mixed signals. On the one hand, repeated touches of the all-time high suggest buyers are lining up at base camp, ready to make the final push. Relative buying volume, has spiked at key junctures. And the MACD, a technical indicator that tracks momentum, hints at a potential bullish crossover.


On the other hand, the MACD also shows signs of lingering bearish undertones, like a yeti lurking in the shadows. And price action on lower timeframes shows a symbolical triangle, a formation not known for its decisive breakouts.


If Uber can surpass its Everest and retest it from above, with the broader market providing a sunny tailwind, then a fresh leg higher could be in the cards. But if it slips and falls, well, let’s just say the descent might be icy.


Keep Uber on your watchlist with an alert set for that crucial all-time high breach. This could be the summit push we’ve been waiting for, or just another false dawn. 


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Trillionaires Rule the Roost: Is This a Market Party or a Monopoly Game?


Forget cowboys, Trendsters. Wall Street’s new sheriffs are trillion-dollar giants like Alphabet, Apple, and Nvidia. In 2023, these titans single-handedly hoisted the S&P 500, adding a cool $5 trillion to its market cap – nearly two-thirds of the year’s gains. Talk about carrying the team!


But this dominance raises some questions. Is this a diversified market buffet or a one-dish wonder dominated by these tech juggernauts? 


The numbers make the case for both awe and worry. Nvidia ended the S&P 500’s earnings slump, Big Tech’s layoffs saved corporate profit margins, and their collective rise fueled the 2023 rally. These aren’t just heavyweights; they’re the entire weight room.


And the party isn’t over yet. Wall Street expects these “Trillionaires” to keep the market chugging in 2024. But what if their AI dreams stall or other sectors falter? The pain could be widespread, as record profit margins face AI’s hefty price tag.


Then there’s the elephant in the room – a labor market potentially shrunk by automation. While these companies line their pockets, are we comfortable with a Silicon Valley-shaped future where robots serve lattes and code apps?


Perhaps “Trillionaires” doesn’t capture their full impact. These giants deserve a nickname that reflects their market monopoly, their power to bend trends, and the existential questions they raise. “Monopolizers?” “Algorithmic Overlords?” We’re open to suggestions, Trendsters.


One thing’s clear: while we watch these titans dance on Wall Street, it’s crucial to question the music they’re playing. This isn’t just a market story; it’s a tale about the future of work, wealth, and maybe even humanity itself.


Market Moves: Winners, Losers, and Rate Wrangling


Big Tech Takes the Win: Apple got a juicy upgrade from Bank of America, sending its stock soaring in anticipation of a “multi-year iPhone upgrade cycle” fueled by AI magic. Fastenal also outperformed, defying analyst expectations with stellar quarterly results.


Not So Golden: Birkenstock’s global expansion dreams turned into a profit squeeze, sending its stock tumbling. Discover Financial Services also felt the sting of missed earnings, while Humana’s medical cost woes dragged its shares down. KeyCorp had a rough day as well, reporting a steep drop in earnings and net interest income.


Oilfield Outlook Cloudy: Schlumberger, a major oilfield services player, faces an earnings test tomorrow. With oil prices down, its shares haven’t exactly been sparkling, but who knows what the black gold gods have in store?


Rates Remain the Riddle: The Fed’s next meeting looms, and investors are playing a game of “will they, won’t they” with rate cuts. Recent Fed chatter suggests the party might slow down later in the year, not come to a screeching halt in March.


Atlanta Fed President Bostic even poured some cold water on the “multiple cuts” fire, while Governor Waller hinted at a cautious approach. The CME FedWatch Tool reflects this shift, with odds of a March cut dropping and the January meeting looking like a hold.


Economy Shows Strength: Despite the rate drama, the economy seems to be hanging in there. Housing data beat expectations, suggesting builders might have something to smile about. Jobless claims also dipped to their lowest since September 2022, hinting at a resilient labor market.


Bottom Line: It’s a mixed bag on Wall Street today, with tech titans shining while others face setbacks. The Fed’s rate dance continues to intrigue, and the economy gives mixed signals. Stay tuned guys, it’ll get interesting!


Random Musings and the Time Machine


Random Musings?


Trillionaires and Taxes: If the market hinges on a handful of mega-companies, shouldn’t their tax bills reflect their outsized influence? Just a thought for our friends in Washington…


AI and Jobs: Can robots write catchy newsletters like this one? Maybe not yet, but if they do, let’s hope they keep the wit and ditch the paper clips.


Rate Hikes and Rollercoasters: The market might be bouncing around like a carnival ride, but at least the Fed isn’t promising cotton candy and funnel cakes (yet).


Birkenstock Blues: Who knew global expansion could be such a downer? Maybe Birkenstock should stick to comfort, not conquering the world.


Humana’s Woes: Rising medical costs seem to be the kryptonite of healthcare stocks. Investors, take your vitamins!



On this day in history, January 19th:


1958: The first integrated circuit, the tiny marvel that revolutionized electronics, is patented by Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments. A fitting reminder that even the mightiest tech titans started somewhere small.


1960: Batmobile built! Turns out, fighting crime is way cooler with a custom car (and Adam West’s chin).


1973: Vietnam War ceasefire. A turning point in history, and a reminder that wars often have unexpected economic consequences.


1983: Apple Lisa launched. Remember when computers had names like people? Lisa, we hardly knew you!


2006: Pluto demoted. Sorry, Pluto, but even galactic markets prioritize growth potential.



Final Ledger: Trillionaires Toast, Others Toast (Their Bread)


The market was a two-tiered terrace party, with the tech titans clinking champagne flutes while others made do with lukewarm punch. The Trillionaires, like Apple and Nvidia, kept the bubbly flowing, their valuations soaring on analyst upgrades and AI dreams. But in the garden, companies like Birkenstock and Discover Financial Services discovered their expansion plans had wilted, sending their stocks south faster than a runaway lawnmower.


So, was it a vintage year for your portfolio or a case of sour grapes? It depends on which vine you were clinging to. Tech ruled the roost, but threat of inflation and potential rate hikes kept some investors eyeing the storm clouds.


Remember, the market is a fickle chameleon, changing its colors quicker than a TikTok trend. As the old adage goes, “a diversified portfolio is like a well-dressed salad: greens, proteins, and a little crunch for good measure.


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