😮 No rate cut

and Boeing flies again

Good morning investors! Stocks turned red yesterday as the market reacted to cut-related news. Today, it is time for Apple, Amazon, Meta, and more to report.

Today we cover:

  • No rate cuts in March. 😮 

  • Boeing announces earnings. ✈️

  • XRP co-founder’s wallet gets hacked. 🙊 

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📊 Economy and News 

No March rate cut

“I don’t think it’s likely that the committee will reach a level of confidence by the time of the March meeting” to cut rates, Powell said in yesterday’s meeting.

His comments sent stocks tumbling as bonds jumped higher.

He said that inflation is one of the major reasons why a rate cut might not be happening soon. However, he didn't signal another hike, which some sections had feared.

The Fed is looking for the right time to cut rates and will pull the trigger once inflation gets closer to its target of 2%.

Powell added that a March rate cut “hasn’t been ruled out but it is highly unlikely.”

The Fed isn't scared of inflation climbing higher despite the global situation and increasing supply chain issues, but bringing it down to the Fed's target of 2% could take some time.

Experts now see a rate cut in May, when the Fed will meet again to discuss the situation. However, another meeting is expected in April but a rate cut then is not very likely.

Warning: Barclays and other institutions feel that it is too early to think inflation has been beaten. It expects things to worsen, especially due to supply chain issues. But, some people believe that it is time for freight rates to come down.

Global hits:

📈 Stocks

S&P 500 4,845.65 (-1.61%)
DJIA 38,150.30 (-0.82%)
NASDAQ 17,137.24 (-1.94%)
BRENT CRUDE 80.31 (-0.24%)
* Prices as of Feb 1st, 12:20 AM UTC

Boeing finally had a good day

Boeing rebounded yesterday after the company reported fourth quarter results that topped expectations. However, the plane maker has suspended its 2024 guidance due to the Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 situation.

The numbers: Boeing reported top line revenue of $22.02 billion vs. $21.07 billion expected.

Commercial sales revenue came in at $10.48 billion vs. the $10.04 billion expected.

It reported an adjusted loss per share of $0.47 vs. a loss of $0.76 estimated.

Boeing reported operating cash flow of $3.38 billion and a core operating margin of 0.4%, compared to last year's margin of negative 3.2%.

More importantly, for 2023, Boeing had a free cash flow forecast of $3 billion to $5 billion and an operating cash flow estimate of $4.5 billion to $6.5 billion in 2023. It met those expectations with an operating cash flow of $3.38 billion.

The apology: The CEO apologized for the recent incidents and took full blame for the situation.

Production: Analysts see a fall in demand and a decrease in production due to sanctions and lost trust in the company. It has plans to control production until the FAA is satisfied with safety and quality.

The stock jumped 5.29% after the news to close at $211.04.

Just in: Boeing is sued by shareholders following the MAX 9 blowout.

Also check: Deutsche Bank smashes profit estimates and boosts shareholder returns and Mastercard is betting on a new AI fraud-detection system. Furthermore, Elon Musk seems serious about ditching Delaware. It is believed that Tesla will hold a shareholder vote to incorporate in Texas after Delaware pay snub. Lastly, Walmart has plans to add more than 150 large-format stores across the country.

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🔐 Crypto

Bitcoin $42,133, (-0.84%)
Ethereum $2,271 (-0.54%)
Total market cap $1.62T (-1.4%)
* Prices as of Feb 1st, 12:20 AM UTC

A look at crypto

Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen’s XRP wallet yesterday got hacked for an estimated $112 million. The news had a major impact on Ripple, which fell about 5%. However, there is some hope for the coin as experts think a Coinbase victory could stop the SEC from appealing the XRP ruling.

This incident proves that anyone can get hacked. There are several ways to protect your assets and now Singapore is recommending hardware wallets against crypto drainers. This is important now since more people are now using cryptocurrencies, especially with platforms like Zellix making it possible to use Bitcoin to purchase anything on Amazon.

💵 Personal Finance

Time to buy a house

Home prices began to cool in November after nine straight months of gains. If you are planning to buy a home then now might be a good time to start as rates are also coming down and might fall further down the line.

It can take people three to six months to find a suitable home so start planning now.

💰 Be a Better Investor

“Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it’s doing.”

Peter Lynch

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