The American stock market continues to be in a fever. If traders are trying to buy out cheaper assets on the premarket, one could observe another market sale of risky assets during the regular session recently. In a situation where the fragile balance of the Federal Reserve System between restraining demand sufficiently to slow inflation is a rather laborious process, many economists continue to predict a recession for the economy, discouraging the desire to buy risky assets.
Statements by representatives of the US Federal Reserve System also do not betray optimism. Today, the president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve, Mary Daly, said: "To keep inflation low and stable, we must balance our mandate with full employment." "The attempt to cope with reducing inflation without harming the labor market has failed. While we are trying to do everything as gently as possible so as not to provoke an economic downturn, if this is not necessary, we are ready to act with full determination — this is a struggle."
Daly's comments about the Fed's desire to reduce inflation echo the comments of some of her colleagues who spoke earlier. The head of the St. Louis Fed, James Bullard, warned that inflation is a "serious problem" and that confidence in the central bank is under threat. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said policymakers would not give up on fighting inflation, despite the pain it could cause the US economy.
Apple's rejection of plans to increase production of its new iPhone 14 line led to a sharp collapse in shares in the premarket. The company made this decision after the expected surge in purchases of the new iPhone did not happen. Apple shares fell 3.7% in premarket trading. According to the report, Apple will no longer seek to increase production by 6 million units in the year's second half as planned. Instead, the company will aim to produce 90 million units, roughly in line with Apple's forecast and production volume for last year.
The report also affected Apple's shipments and manufacturers. Shares of key chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing fell about 2.3% before the market opened. Shares of Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, sank about 2.9%.
Biogen shares rose 45.6% in premarket trading after the company announced that its experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease dramatically slowed the progression of the disease, reducing cognitive and functional impairments by 27%.
Lyft has said it will suspend hiring until the end of this year. This follows the company's previous statement that it would "significantly" slow down hiring as it seeks to cut costs. Lyft shares fell 2.5% in premarket trading.
Ocugen securities rose 8.2% in the premarket after the drugmaker announced a licensing agreement with Washington University in St. Louis for developing, commercializing, and producing its intranasal vaccine against Covid-19.
BlackBerry reported smaller-than-expected quarterly losses and earnings that beat analysts' forecasts, but the cybersecurity communications software company's revenue fell amid weak customer spending.
As for the technical picture of the S&P500, after yesterday's regular sell-off, traders managed to regain control of the $3,643 level today and have already set their sights on $3,677, which leaves hope for an upward correction. To build it up in an attempt to find the bottom, the bulls need to return to the level of not only $ 3,677 but also $3,704. Only after that will it be possible to count on a breakthrough in the area of $3,744. The breakdown of this range will support a new upward momentum, already aimed at the resistance of $3,773. The furthest target will be the area of $3,801. In the case of a downward movement, a breakdown of $3,643 will quickly push the trading instrument to $3,608 and open up an opportunity to update the support of $3,579. Below this range, you can bet on a larger sell-off of the index to a minimum of 3,544, where the pressure may ease a little.