Stocks Dip as Big Banks Miss Expectations: Investors Brace for Volatility Ahead

Wall Street faces a lower open as big bank earnings falter. Get insights on market sentiment and future rate cuts. Stay informed with us!

Apr 12, 2024 - 09:34
Apr 12, 2024 - 09:34
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Stocks Dip as Big Banks Miss Expectations: Investors Brace for Volatility Ahead
Stocks Dip as Big Banks Miss Expectations: Investors Brace for Volatility Ahead

As the trading week nears its end, Wall Street braces for a mixed session driven by earnings reports and economic data. Pre-market indicators suggest a lower open, with significant banks delivering disappointing quarterly results.

JPMorgan Chase & Co leads the downturn, sliding 2.8% after its interest income forecast fell short of expectations. Wells Fargo follows suit, dipping 0.3% due to a more than 7% drop in first-quarter profits, attributed to decreased customer interest earnings. Despite a decline in profits, Citigroup manages to gain 1.3% in premarket trading.

Tech giants, including Nvidia, Tesla, and Meta Platforms, witness modest declines ranging from 0.3% to 0.9%. Advanced Micro Devices and Intel also experience a 2% decrease after reports suggest Chinese officials urged telecom giants to phase out foreign chips by 2027.

The Dow and the S&P 500 face potential weekly losses amid concerns over higher-than-expected inflation readings, prompting investors to reconsider expectations of Federal Reserve interest rate cuts. However, the Nasdaq looks poised for its first weekly gain in three weeks.

Amid market volatility, BlackRock sees a 2.6% surge after reporting record assets under management and a 36% profit increase. State Street also gains 1.5% with a nearly 20% rise in assets under management for the first quarter.

As investors await further comments from Federal Reserve officials and key economic indicators, including the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index, uncertainty lingers in the markets.

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