The worse-than-expected earnings may press Walmart down!
European equities tumble 0.22%
On Tuesday, European markets sank because market participants turned to be far more cautious ahead of the Fed’s highly-anticipated policy gathering this week, even as traders’ confidence was still healthy worldwide.
The EURO STOXX 50 dived 0.15%, Germany’s DAX 30 went down 0.22% and France’s CAC 40 dipped 0.11%.
The Fed’s generally believed to leave interest rates intact this week. Evidently, the Fed could provide clues on when it actually intends to start unwinding its balance sheet and on any future interest rate moves.
Meanwhile, worries over tensions between North Korea and America relived, although they can resume at any time.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump was braced for addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the first time, while North Korea was supposed to be on the agenda.
Financial shares demonstrated mixed performance because French lenders BNP Paribas gained 0.17%, while Societe Generale decreased 0.31%. As for Germany's Deutsche Bank, it soared 0.12%, Commerzbank went down 0.32%.
FTSE 100 sagged 0.05% in London.
Twitter reported encouraging earnings results. Cisco's earnings beat estimates, but revenue declined for the fifth quarter in a row.
Stocks rise and drop on their earnings reports. Let's review those which reported recently.
The giant chip maker exceeded analysts’ expectations. Even with a global GPU shortage!
OPEC will hold a meeting on March 4, where it should announce its decision on further oil output.
The risk-on is back on the market as investors focus on the projections for a stronger-than-expected economic rebound and the Fed’s pledge to prolong support for the rest of the year.