|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||263.32 x 1000|
|Day's Range||262.63 - 271.22|
|52 Week Range||252.92 - 293.94|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.09%|
Vale’s (VALE) CEO mentioned during Vale Day that the recent weakness in iron ore prices was expected due to the start of the winter season in China. Also, steel capacity cuts in China are lower this year as compared to last year, while steel mills are following the same approach of producing more in advance. This has led to additional weakness in iron ore.
Another volatile week of trading once again has traders worried about a potential U.S. recession and the beginning of a bear market for the S&P 500. The S&P 500 dipped as low as 2,621 on Thursday before bouncing back into the close. Although the S&P 500 ended the week on a low not Friday, Thursday’s low was far from a technical breakdown.
As of December 7 at 12:15 PM EST, Apple stock was down 2.4% from its previous day’s closing price, extending the losses it had seen in the last couple of sessions. On a quarter-to-date basis, AAPL has fallen 22.6% compared to the 10.3% fall in the NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) in the fourth quarter so far. Earlier today, popular investment company Morgan Stanley revised its price target on Apple stock to $236 from $253, CNBC reported.
On November 29–December 6, US equity indexes had the following correlations with US crude oil January futures: the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA): 21% the S&P 500 (SPY): 19.3% the S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IVOO): 16.2%
On December 7, the US November jobs report was released. The report showed 155,000 jobs additions—compared to the consensus expectations of 198,000. The October non-farm payroll data were also revised downwards.
On November 29–December 6, major energy ETFs had the following correlations with US crude oil January futures: the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP): 77.6% the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH): 77.2% the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE): 64% the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP): 63.9%
On December 7, Tesla (TSLA) stock continues to swim against the current for the second consecutive day. At 11:10 AM EST, the stock rose 2.5%—compared to the S&P 500’s (SPY) 1.0% losses. The NASDAQ Composite Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.5% and 1.2%, respectively.
The November jobs report showed non-farm payrolls rising 155,000 last month, far lower than what analysts had expected. Yesterday, US Commerce Department data showed the US trade deficit rising to a decade high amid record imports. Boosting jobs and addressing the country’s massive trade deficit have been two key tenets of President Donald Trump’s economic policy.