Every year in early autumn Apple holds its event where it presents new iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads. This year wasn’t an exclusion. But yesterday’s presentation didn’t result in Apple stock growth, and here’s why.
American futures sink ahead of jobs data
On Friday, American futures went down by nearly 0.5%, thus sitting out a mild revival in global markets due to the fact that market participants waited for American payrolls data in the face of worries that the American economy is heading into a rough patch following years of firm surge.
In November, nonfarm payrolls are anticipated to have surged by 200,000, having ascended 250,000 in October because American companies probably maintained a firm tempo of hiring.
A firm report, expected to show up at 8:30 a.m., could soothe some worries as for the economy's health, but would also ramp up the probability of the Fed tightening monetary policy.
This year Wall Street has been suppressed by fears ranging from China-US trade clashes to soaring American bond gains as well as rallying corporate revenue, all of which have driven worries about economic surge.
On Thursday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told that the American economy kept expanding and gave an emphasis to the strength of the country’s labor market.
On Thursday, the markets concluded a bit lower, rebounding from a dive because the arrest of the finance chief of Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies Ltd powered worries that the move could escalate a trade conflict between China and America.
In addition to this, ET, Dow e-minis headed south by 0.47%. As for S&P 500 e-minis, they tumbled by 0.49%. Besides this, Nasdaq 100 e-minis decreased by 0.53%.
Among shares trading in early premarket, equities of General Electric Co dived by 1.2% after Reuters informed that at least 18 of the company’s turbines were shutting down around the globe for blade repairs.
Furthermore, Tesla Inc managed to head north by up to 2% after Jefferies had its stock upgraded to "buy," telling that electric car maker would probably be one of few original equipment makers to report higher earnings in 2019-20.
Richard Branson offloaded nearly 10 million shares, which equals about 4% of the Virgin Galactic stock, leaving him with an 18% stake.
Today at 00:00 GMT+3 SPCE will present the second quarter 2021 financial results. We will get to know everything about the company's financial condition and plans.
The United States will publish the Preliminary GDP on Thursday, May 26, at 15:30 GMT+3.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.