TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 03/25 – 03/31

Weekend 03/30 & 03/31

Top 5 things to watch in markets in the week ahead – investing

China’s Factory Activity Increases for First Time in Six Months – bbg
Hedge Funds Bet on Europe in Hunt for Next Leg of Stock Rally – bbg
Charting the Global Economy: US Inflation Cools; Japanese Yen Stays Weak – bbg
Memes, Pumps, Blunders: Absurd Crypto Spectacles Make a Comeback – bbg

Friday 03/29

Bullish Stocks Narrative Seen as Intact After US Inflation Data – bbg

Powell Says Latest Inflation Data ‘In Line With Expectations’ – bbg
Powell says Fed wants to see ‘more good inflation readings’ before it can cut rates – ap
Disinflationary Path Stalls As Non-Durable Goods Prices Spike But Supercore PCE Slides – Zerohedge
Fed’s Preferred Inflation Metric Cools While Spending Rebounds – bbg
Citi Strategists Downgrade US Tech Stocks as Rally to Broaden – bbg
French Inflation Slows to Lowest Level Since August 2021 – bbg
Asian Stocks Gain With US and Europe Closed Ahead Of Core PCE Print, Powell Speech – Zerohedge

Thursday 03/28

Business Live – guardian
How the US Stock Market Rocketed Through the First Quarter – Reuters

Stocks close Q1 with largest quarterly gain since 2019 – Newsquawk US Market Wrap
Stocks, Gold, & Crypto Soar In Q1 Despite Rout In Rate-Cut Expectations – Zerohedge
S&P 500 Closes Higher to Secure Strongest Q1 Since 2019 – Reuters
S&P 500 closes at a fresh record, posts strongest first quarter performance since 2019 – cnbc
Wall Street on Edge With Momentum Trade Wrapping Up Historic Quarter – bbg
Philadelphia Fed Admits US Payrolls Overstated By At Least 800,000 – Zerohedge
US Corporate Borrowing Spree Clocks Busiest First Quarter Ever – bbg
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: RH, Reddit, Estée Lauder, AMC and more – cnbc
STOXX 600 Closes Second-Straight Quarter With Gains – Reuters
European Stocks Set for Best Quarter in a Year as Rally Broadens – bbg
Demand For BlackRock’s BUIDL Means Over $1BN In US Treasuries Have Now Been Tokenized On-Chain – Zerohedge
US Economy Continues to Shine With Help From Consumers, Labor Market – Reuters
US Consumer Sentiment Jumps to Highest Level Since July 2021 – bbg
US Consumer Sentiment Tops Estimates in March to Hit Nearly 3-Yr High, UMich Says – Reuters
UMich Inflation Expectations Slide To 3 Year Lows, Republicans Lift Sentiment In March – Zerohedge
Pending Home Sales Hover Near Record Lows In February – Zerohedge
Bidenomics Blowback – Survey-Based Sentiment Collapses As ‘Hope’ Evaporates – Zerohedge
Who Is Sam Bankman-Fried, the Onetime Crypto Mogul Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison? – Reuters
Solar Stock Slump Extends Into 2024 as Trump Election Odds Rise – bbg

Stocks Set To Close Blowout Week, Month And Quarter At All-Time High; Gold Soars To Record – Zerohedge
Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Estee Lauder, RH and more – cnbc
FInal Q4 2023 GDP Revision Comes In Red Hot 3.4%, Beating Estimates – Zerohedge
Jobless Claims Continue To Hover (Miraculously) Near Record Lows – Zerohedge
Tesla Deliveries Face Hit From China Slowdown, Soft Demand – Reuters
BlackRock CEO “Very Bullish” On Bitcoin As Its ETF Crosses $17 Billion – Zerohedge
Baltimore Bridge Collapse May Cost Billions, Dramatically Disrupt Supply Chains – Zerohedge
Expect A Financial Crisis In Europe With France At The Epicenter – Zerohedge
UK Economy Went Into Recession Last Year, Data Confirms – Reuters
JD Sports Sees Boost From Fresh Styles and Euros After Sales Dip – Reuters
Positive open expected for European stocks as the region’s markets bounce back – cnbc

China’s Property Crisis Is Rippling Through Its Biggest Banks – bbg
Asian Stocks to Open Higher After US Notches Gains: Markets Wrap – bbg


Wednesday 03/27

Business Live – guardian

Stocks rally into thinning month-end flows as traders await Waller – Newsquawk US Market Wrap
Stocks Close With Gains, Led by Dow as Investors Look for Rate Insight – Reuters
Trump’n’Pump Continues As Massive Squeeze Lifts Small Caps Into Month-End; Gold Closes At Record High – Zerohedge
Dow surges more than 450 points, S&P 500 closes at a fresh record – cnbc
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: GameStop, Merck, Carnival, Cintas and more – cnbc
Coinbase Must Face US Securities Regulator’s Lawsuit, Judge Says – Reuters
Bitcoin Slides After Judge Rules SEC’s Coinbase Suit Can Proceed Even As ETF Inflows Jump – Zerohedge
Reddit Tumbles After Hedgeye Names It a Short Idea and Sees 50% Slump – bbg
Robinhood Hits Over 2-Year High as Credit Card Launch Fuels Investor Euphoria – Reuters
Arm Wager on Options Expiring in 2026 Yields $300 Million Profit – bbg
US Banks Face Loss Risk From Multi-Family Property Loan Exposure, Says Fitch – Reuters
BlackRock Tokenized Fund Draws $160 Million In Week Since Debut – bbg
Europe’s STOXX 600 Ekes Out Gain on Defensive Boost; H&M Jumps – Reuters
European Stocks Cling to Fresh Record Highs as H&M Boosts Retail – bbg

Carnival Rides on Record Cruise Demand to Lift Annual Profit Forecast – Reuters
Carnival Boosts Outlook But Bridge Collapse, Red Sea Temper View – bbg
Chinese EV Maker Nio Cuts Q1 Deliveries Forecast Amid Tepid Demand – Reuters
Futures Rebound Despite $32 Billion In Month-End Pension Selling, Yen Surges Ahead Of Japanese Intervention – Zerohedge
Euro Zone Wage Data Support Rate Cut Case, Says ECB’s Cipollone – Reuters
Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Robinhood, GameStop, Merck and more – cnbc
Japanic: BoJ, MFA, FSA Hold Emergency Meeting As Yen Hits 34 Year Low Against Dollar – Zerohedge
AI Rally Expands Beyond Nvidia as Investors Bid Up Hardware – bbg
Spain’s EU-Harmonised 12-Month Inflation Rises to 3.2% in March – Reuters
Deutsche Bank Shares Scale 6-Year High as MS Upgrades – Reuters
H&M shares jump 14% as profit smashes expectations – cnbc
European markets lose momentum, head toward flat open – cnbc

Asia stocks mixed as investors assess China, Australia economic data; Japan’s yen falls to 34-year low – cnbc
Yen Drops to Lowest Since 1990 – bbg
China Industrial Profits Rise in Sign of Stabilizing Economy – bbg
China’s Industrial Profits Return to Growth as Conditions Stabilise – Reuters
Australia’s Inflation Holds Steady for Third Straight Month – bbg

Asia Stocks Set for Downbeat Open After US Decline: Markets Wrap – bbg



Tuesday 03/26

Stocks and bonds chop while bitcoin drops – Newsquawk US Market Wrap
Stocks Drop As ‘Soft’ Data Slumps, Trump’s ‘Wealth’ Pumps’n’Dumps – Zerohedge
S&P 500 closes lower for a third straight session as market rally cools – cnbc
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Krispy Kreme, Trump Media, McCormick and more – cnbc
All Teslas In The U.S. Will Get A Month Of FSD For Free This Week – insideevs
Viking Therapeutics stock jumps more than 15% on promising weight loss pill data – cnbc
Apple Shares Fall On Chinese Report That iPhone Shipments Plunged 33% – Zerohedge
A “Black Swan Event” – General Flynn Raises Questions About Baltimore Bridge Collapse – Zerohedge
Conference Board Consumer Confidence Slides, Revised Down For 5th Straight Month – Zerohedge
Baltimore’s Freak Bridge Collapse Reverberates From Cars to Coal – bbg
US Consumer Confidence Holds Steady While Outlook Deteriorates – bbg
US Home Prices Rose For 12th Straight Month In January, Despite Soaring Rates – Zerohedge
US Home-Price Growth Picks Up With ‘Healthy Gains’ Across Cities – bbg
PIMCO Pulls Back On US Treasury Exposure: Fears Inflation, Fiscal Folly – Zerohedge

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Krispy Kreme, UPS, Micron Technology and more – cnbc
US Futures Rebound Ahead Of Busy Data Calendar As New Record High Looms – Zerohedge
Durable Goods Orders Rebound In Feb From January Collapse, Defense Spending Slides – Zerohedge
US Durable Goods Orders Rise for First Time in Three Months – bbg
Cocoa Hyperinflation Strikes Before Easter, Prices Surge To New Record High – Zerohedge
“It’s A Far Deeper Recession Than Publicized…” Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey Screams Stagflation – Zerohedge
UPS Sees Sales, Profit Growth Coming Out of ‘Difficult’ 2023 – bbg
European stocks slightly higher; Ocado up 2.3%, Maersk falls 2.2% – cnbc



Monday 03/25

Bonds fall and stocks chop ahead of key risk events into month-end – Newsquawk US Market Wrap
Bitcoin, Bond Yields, & Black Gold Bounce Amid Big Auction & Bad Data – Zerohedge
Dow closes more than 150 points lower as stocks take a break from their rally – cnbc
Thiel, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Dump Shares Amid Surging Insider Ratio: An Ominous Sign For Bull Market – Zerohedge
Bitcoin Erupts Higher In Epic Futures Short Squeeze – Zerohedge
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Digital World Acquisition Corp., Boeing, Disney and more – cnbc
Oil Surges As US Production Unexpectedly Tumbles After Shale Merger Wave Fizzles; Russia Orders Companies To Cut Production – Zerohedge
Peter Schiff: Inflation Bloodbath On The Way – Zerohedge
Blackrock says bitcoin will be a good portfolio diversifier despite its recent rally with stocks – cnbc

US 2024 Growth Outlook Goes From Gloom to Bloom in Six Months – bbg
Intel, AMD Fall on Report China to Limit Use of Foreign Chips – bbg
Eagle Capital Debuts in ETF Arena With $1.8 Billion Fund Splash – bbg
US New Home Sales Unexpectedly Dropped In Feb As Prices Tumbled – Zerohedge
US New-Home Sales Eased in February, Suggesting Uneven Recovery – bbg

Stocks making the biggest moves before the bell: Boeing, Masimo, Cleveland-Cliffs, Baidu, Disney and more – cnbc
Fed’s Bostic Repeats Expectation of Just One Rate Cut This Year – bbg
Key Events This Week: Core PCE Released When Markets Are Closed – Zerohedge
Burned Before, Bond Markets Resume Rate-Cutting Trades Worldwide – bbg
Nvidia’s AI ambitions in medicine and health care are becoming clear – cnbc
European markets set to start the week in mixed territory – cnbc

Asia-Pacific markets mixed as investors digest inflation data from the region – cnbc
A Trader’s Guide to Japanese Policymakers’ Language on the Yen – bbg
BYD Takes On EV Laggards Toyota, VW With Steep China Price Cuts – bbg

Asian Shares Look Mixed Ahead of Busy Data Week: Markets Wrap – bbg
Weekend News Round Up – Newsquawk Asia-Pac Market Open – Zerohedge
Week Ahead Preview: Australian, French And Spanish CPI; U.S. PCE Core Inflation; Chinese Bank Earnings; Riksbank Meeting; Central Banks’ Speeches – cb