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Facebook (Meta) plummets on earnings disappointment
Facebook (Meta) shares were decimated on Wednesday night after reporting weak earnings and laying out a mountain of challenges ahead. While some of the more obviously speculative names have been returned to value by the market, this is the first tech titan to really face the market's wrath.
Australian Dollar to rally further?
The Aussie’s had a tough time of it over the past year. The AUD peaked in February 2021, before a combination of a strong USD, Covid policy difficulties, and fears that China’s property bust would destroy the commodity demand (that Australia’s economy benefits from) have weighed the Aussie down.
Volvo drops on dividend disappointment
Away from the rocket-launching adventures of Elon’s Tesla, there’s a whole other world of car (and truck) companies quietly pushing ahead with their own electric-vehicle innovations.
Bank of England silent ahead of rate hikes
The Bank of England’s had a strained relationship with investors over the past few months. GBP has struggled for meaningful direction against volatile forecasts for the global economy and some messy guidance from the Bank of England hasn’t helped.
High bar for big tech earnings, Fed in command
Markets are setting a high bar for company earnings. Even the slightest miss (or simply not a big enough beat) has seen some stocks punished. Microsoft post-earnings was a fascinating example. If you only paid attention to the market in normal trading hours, you’d see this and you’d conclude that all was well: