Nasdaq Futures Down Triple Digits Amid Rising Bond Yields

Jobless claims hit their lowest level since February

Deputy Editor
Sep 7, 2023 at 9:02 AM
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Nasdaq-100 Index (IXIC) futures are 189 points below fair value this morning, with the tech-heavy benchmark set to build on yesterday's third-straight day of losses. Amid rising bond yields, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and S&P 500 Index (SPX) futures are looking to continue this week's slump as well. U.S. jobless claims fell for a fourth-straight week to 216,000, their lowest level since February, while investors mull over potential interest rate hikes at the Federal Reserve meeting later this month. 

Continue reading for more on today's market, including: 

  • A September swoon for stocks? Not so fast, says Schaeffer's Senior Quantitative Analyst Rocky White. 
  • Keep an eye on inflation data next week. 
  • Plus, China bans dent AAPL; MCD upgraded; analysts chime in on ROKU. 

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5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) saw over 1.1 million call and more than 1.1 million put contracts exchanged on Wednesday. The single-session equity put/call ratio rose to 0.98 and the 21-day moving average remained at 0.65.
  2. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is down 3% premarket, amid news that China is planning to ban iPhone usage for state-owned corporations, as it widens its curb on iPhones for state employees. The tech giant is up 40.8% since January. 
  3. Wells Fargo upgraded McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD) to "overweight" from "equal weight," citing menu innovation, among other things. MCD is up 1.1% before the bell, and looking to snap a four day losing streak. Since the start of the year, the fast food stock is up 4.5%. 
  4. Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU) is pulling back from yesterday's gains, down 1.8% in electronic trading, after a downgrade from Loop Capital to "hold" from "buy." The streaming name also saw a host of price-target hikes this morning, however. Year-to-date, the equity is up 111.8% coming into today. 
  5. See what economic data is scheduled for the rest of the week. 


Plenty of Data to Sift Through Overseas

Stocks in Asia were lower Thursday, mirroring the stateside selloff after Chinese imports and exports fell 7.3% and 8.8% year over year, respectively. The figures were less than investors expected, pushing China’s Shanghai Composite 1.1% lower, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.3%. Meanwhile, Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.8% and South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.6%.

Markets in Europe are mixed this afternoon, after the final euro zone inflation figures showed the economy grew 0.1% in the second quarter – lower than preliminary readings. Germany’s DAX shed 0.3%, as the country prepares for a recession in the second half of the year. France’s CAC 40, meanwhile, is flat, while London’s FTSE 100 is 0.1% higher after U.K. house prices for the previous month declined at their steepest rate since November.


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