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– US indices finished yesterday’s trading higher. S&P 500 gained 1.47%, Russell 2000 added 2.06% and Nasdaq rallied over 3%. Dow Jones was a laggard with 0.11% drop
– US index futures dropped in the after-hours trading following earnings releases from Apple, Amazon and Alphabet
– Apple dropped 3.2% in the after-hours trading. Company reported a 5% sales drop to $117.15 billion (exp. $121.10 billion) and almost 11% YoY drop in EPS, to $1.88 (exp. $1.94). CEO Tim Cook said that strong dollar, production problems in China as well as the overall macroeconomic environment were to blame for poor results
– Amazon traded 5% lower in the after-hours trading. Company reported Q4 revenue at $149.2 billion (exp. $145.4 billion) and EPS at $0.03 per share. Sales growth in cloud business slowed from 27.5 to 20% YoY in Q4 2022. Company provided a rather light guidance pointing to a 4-8% sales growth in Q1 2023
– Alphabet dropped 4.6% in the after-hours trading. Company missed sales and earnings expectations with revenue coming in at $76.05 billion (exp. $76.5 billion) and EPS reaching $1.05 (exp. $1.18). Alphabet’s sales grew at a pace of just 1%  YoY in Q4 2022, marking the slowest growth since Q2 2020
– Indices from Asia Pacific traded mixed. Nikkei, S&P/ASX 200, Kospi and Nifty 50 gained while indices from China and Vietnam traded lower
– DAX futures point to a slightly higher opening of the European cash session today
– US and Canadian militaries are monitoring a Chinese spy balloon that is currently flying above continental United States. It was decided not to shoot it down to prevent collateral damage from falling debris
– Chinese Caixin services PMI came in at 52.9 in January (exp. 51.6)
– BoJ Governor Kuroda said that Bank of Japan has a 8.8 trillion JPY unrealized loss from bonds it bought as part of yield curve control mechanism
– Cryptocurrencies are trading mixed today. Dogecoin gains 0.2%, BitcoinCash adds 0.8%, Bitcoin drops 0.1% and Ethereum trades 0.8% down
– Energy commodities trade lower – oil drops 0.2% while US natural gas prices traded 0.9% lower
– Precious metals trade higher – gold gains 0.2%, silver trades 0.3% higher and platinum adds 0.5%
– NZD and JPY are the best performing major currencies while EUR and CAD lag the most

Nasdaq-100 (US100) had another solid session yesterday. However, things turned sour after the close of the Wall Street cash session as Apple, Amazon and Alphabet disappointed with earnings reports. US100 took a hit and pulled back around 2.5% off yesterday’s highs. Source: xStation5

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