Morning Wrap: US shares rally, FedEx and Nike earnings beat, ASX set to rise - Earning Funda


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ASX Futures (SPI 200) indicate the ASX 200 will open 41 factors greater, up 0.58%.

US shares rose for a second consecutive session amid a bounce in shopper confidence information and powerful company earnings, key quotes from Nike and FedEx, the typical 2023 S&P 500 forecasts amongst funding banks is 4,038 and the US market is heading into one of many strongest occasions of the yr.

Earlier than we dive in, an necessary discover:

That is the final Morning Wrap for 2022. Our first version for 2023 will probably be on Tuesday, 3 January. The Night Wrap will resume a little bit afterward Monday, 23 January. I wish to want all readers a protected and satisfying festive season. 

In a single day Abstract

Wed 21 Dec 22, 9:31pm (AEDT)

Title Worth Chg %
Main Indices
S&P 500 3,878 +1.49%
Dow Jones 33,376 +1.60%
NASDAQ Comp 10,709 +1.54%
Russell 2000 1,776 +1.62%
Nation Indices
Canada 19,571 +1.37%
China 3,068 -0.17%
Germany 14,098 +1.54%
Hong Kong 19,160 +0.34%
India 61,067 -1.03%
Japan 26,388 -0.68%
United Kingdom 7,497 +1.72%
Title Worth Chg %
Commodities (USD)
Gold 1,823.10 -0.13%
Iron Ore 109.86
Copper 3.817 +0.46%
WTI Oil 78.54 +3.03%
Foreign money
AUD/USD 0.6710 +0.51%
Bitcoin (AUD) 25,040 -1.03%
Ethereum (AUD) 1,805 -0.92%
US 10 Yr T-bond 3.684 0.00%
VIX 20 -6.52%

US Sectors

Wed 21 Dec 22, 9:31pm (AEDT)

Sector Chg %
Power +1.89%
Industrials +1.85%
Financials +1.70%
Info Know-how +1.68%
Shopper Discretionary +1.58%
Utilities +1.36%
Well being Care +1.31%
Communication Companies +1.19%
Actual Property +0.92%
Supplies +0.84%
Shopper Staples +0.82%


Main US benchmarks bounced alongside sturdy earnings from Nike and FedEx. Maybe Santa was additionally dealing with some provide chain points and covid-related restrictions.

  • Power was the most effective performing S&P 500 sector after oil costs rallied on a larger-than-expected decline in US crude oil inventories

  • Development-heavy sectors managed to bounce, notably Tech and Discretionary

  • Defensive and yield-sensitive sectors like Actual Property, Staples and Healthcare underperformed benchmarks

  • Supplies was one of many worst performing sectors (nonetheless inexperienced), stalling after the Wednesday's US greenback impressed rally

  • 76% of shares superior

  • 51% of shares commerce under their 200-day transferring common (54% on Wednesday, 47% per week in the past) 


Nike (+13.0%) topped analyst earnings expectations for the latest quarter. The entire firm's enterprise divisions (by geography) posted double-digit income development apart from China.

  • "Given our sturdy second quarter efficiency, we now count on full-year income to develop low teenagers on a currency-neutral foundation, an enchancment from our low double-digit steerage within the prior quarter … As of as we speak, we count on ~700 bps of international alternate headwinds.” – CFO Matthew Pal 

FedEx (+3.6%) shares struggled to carry onto session highs of 6.2%. The rally was fuelled by one other spherical of aggressive value cuts. Income missed earnings expectations, EPS beat and the corporate’s outlook was weaker-than-expected.

  • "As we glance to the second half of our FY 23, we’re accelerating our progress on value actions, serving to to offset continued international quantity softness.” – CEO Raj Subramaniam 

  • "On the macro elements of it, the 2 issues we flagged had been that the commercial financial system is slowing world wide and with Europe being the toughest hit and that there’s an e-commerce reset, and each these issues occurred precisely like we stated we're going to occur.” – CEO Raj Subramaniam 


  • JGB 2Y yield turns constructive for first time since 2015 (Bloomberg)

  • Elon Musk will resign as Twitter CEO (Bloomberg)

  • Dealmakers brace for sluggish 2023 restoration after international M&A sinks (Reuters)

  • World financial system bets on China studying to stay with Covid (Reuters)

  • Strategists count on US shares to fall again towards 2022 lows in first half of subsequent yr with extra ache seemingly forward (Bloomberg)


  • German shopper confidence rose to -37.8 heading into January from -40.1 in December. 

    • Above analyst forecasts of -38.0

    • "With the third rise in a row, the patron local weather is slowly working its means out of the trough. The sunshine on the finish of the tunnel is getting a little bit brighter.” – GFK analyst Rolf Buerk

Canada’s inflation eased to six.8% in November from 6.9% in October.

  • Missed analyst forecasts of a decline to six.7%

  • Core inflation was unchanged at 5.8%


Iron ore futures rose 2.7% on Wednesday to US$112.30 a tonne.

  • “The arrival of winter in China and rising numbers of COVID-19 infections will seemingly negatively impression the nation's metal demand going ahead.” – China Iron & Metal Affiliation

  • “Many areas have entered the standard off season for metal consumption with the autumn in temperatures, whereas on the identical time, the central authorities's optimised insurance policies on COVID-19 management will nonetheless see many individuals contaminated within the quick time period.” – China Iron & Metal Affiliation 

Oil costs rallied after US crude oil inventories fell by greater than 3 times what consensus anticipated for the final week.

  • Crude inventories fell -5.894m barrels in comparison with expectations of a 1.657m barrel draw

  • The US Strategic Petroleum Reserve fell by 3.7m to 378m, the bottom since December 1983

  • “The trail of least resistance is clearly greater for oil costs and it ought to proceed if China’s reopening doesn’t have main obstacles.” – Oanda senior market analyst Ed Moya

Gold costs began to stall after reaching a contemporary six month highs on Wednesday.  


  • 2023 forecasts: The typical 2023 S&P 500 forecasts for 18 main funding banks and brokers is 4,038 or a acquire of 4.1% in comparison with as we speak's shut. So as to add some perspective about how correct these guys are, the typical 2022 S&P 500 forecasts for 14 main funding banks was 4,953 or -21.8% decrease than as we speak's shut.

  • Seasonally sturdy days: The S&P 500 is heading into one of many strongest occasions of the yr, based mostly off its common day by day efficiency between 1950 up to now. "With shares fairly oversold and sentiment extraordinarily unfavourable, we count on a rally fairly quickly," stated Carson Funding Group's Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick.

S&P 500 average performanceSupply: Carson Funding Group

Trade ETFs

Wed 21 Dec 22, 9:31pm (AEDT)

Description Final Chg %
Nickel 37.2 +6.80%
Uranium 19.28 +3.01%
Copper Miners 35.78 +2.68%
Metal 57.31 +2.27%
Aluminum 49.7112 +0.87%
Strategic Metals 79.45 +0.79%
Gold 169.08 -0.15%
Lithium & Battery Tech 62.57 -0.62%
Silver 22.23 -0.72%
Aerospace & Protection 110.23 +1.73%
World Jets 17.25 +1.36%
Biotechnology 132.08 +1.25%
Hashish 11.45 +0.87%
Description Final Chg %
Bitcoin 10.55 -0.66%
Photo voltaic 76.81 +2.10%
CleanTech 15.39 +0.07%
Hydrogen 11.34 -0.79%
Video Video games/eSports 42.29 +2.34%
Semiconductor 355.26 +2.25%
Robotics & AI 20.75 +1.40%
E-commerce 16.36 +1.16%
FinTech 18.81 +1.01%
Electrical Autos 20.68 +0.77%
Sports activities Betting/Gaming 14.26 +0.77%
Cloud Computing 16.03 +0.75%
Cybersecurity 21.59 -0.65%

ASX Morning Transient

What a yr – Round 251 Morning Wraps since I began them final December. For me, it's been an superior journey in growing this combine of reports, insights and charts in a means that's hopefully a little bit extra market savvy.

I'll be again on Tuesday, 3 January however taking two weeks of go away from Monday, 9 January for a South Australia highway journey – From Melbourne to Mt Gambier, as much as Adelaide and the Eyre Peninsula (please ship any cool strategies my means).

My colleagues Chris Conway and Hans Lee from Livewire will probably be masking for the 2 weeks. We'll even be working carefully collectively subsequent yr to take the Morning Wrap to the following stage.

I want you all an incredible vacation break, eat tons, recharge the batteries and I'll see you all in 2023.

Key Occasions

ASX company actions occurring as we speak:

  • Dividends paid: Orica (ORI), GQG Companions (GQG)

  •  Itemizing: None

Financial calendar:

  • 6:30 pm: Indonesia rate of interest determination

  • 10:00 pm: Turkey rate of interest determination



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