Maandag, 13:47

Markt snapshot Wall Street 22 februari

• Boeing recommends airlines suspend use of some 777s after United incident
Boeing urged airlines to suspend the use of 777 jets with the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver at the weekend after U.S. regulators announced extra inspections and Japan suspended their use while considering further action.

• OPEC, U.S. oil firms expect subdued shale rebound even as crude prices rise
OPEC and U.S. oil companies see a limited rebound in shale oil supply this year as top U.S. producers freeze output despite rising prices, a decision that would help OPEC and its allies.

• Biden to revise small business loans to reach smaller, minority firms, says official
U.S. President Joe Biden will launch changes on Monday to the main U.S. coronavirus aid program for small businesses to try to reach smaller, minority-owned firms and sole proprietors left behind in previous rounds of aid.

• Australia says no further Facebook, Google amendments as final vote nears
Australia will not alter legislation that would make Facebook and Alphabet's Google pay news outlets for content, a senior lawmaker said , as Canberra neared a final vote on whether to pass the bill into law.

• Texas utilities can't stick customers with huge bills after storm -Abbott
Texas utility regulators will temporarily ban power companies from billing customers or disconnecting them for non-payment, after the deadly winter storm that caused widespread blackouts, Governor Greg Abbott said.

U.S. stock index futures slipped, mirroring global equities, as investors were cautious over higher treasury yields and prospects of rising inflation due to vaccine-led global economic recovery. Japanese shares jumped, snapping a three-day losing streak, as hopes of recovery lifted cheap cyclical stocks. The dollar inched down, while gold prices gained. Oil prices rose as concerns remained over the return of storm-hit U.S. crude output.

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd: The company joined gold mining peers in boosting payouts to shareholders after reporting a leap in annual earnings thanks to surging gold prices. The Johannesburg-listed miner declared a full-year dividend of 7.05 rand per share, more than five times the 2019 dividend when translated into U.S. cents. AngloGold Ashanti reported headline earnings for the full-year 2020 were 238 U.S. cents per share, more than double the 91 U.S. cents per share reported in 2019. All-in sustaining costs increased 6.1%, from $998 per ounce to $1059 per ounce, AngloGold said, with most of that increase due to the pandemic. AngloGold would be interested in acquiring the remaining 30% of Australia's Tropicana from its joint venture partner IGO "at the right value," Christine Ramon said. "We're keeping a watching brief on that," she said, adding that AngloGold has a pre-emptive right to the stake which IGO has been reviewing since September.

Sasol Ltd: The South African petrochemical firm said it has decided not to pursue a rights issue of up to $2 billion after significant progress in its turnaround strategy. "A decision was made not to pursue a rights issue given the current macro-economic outlook, and the significant progress made on our response plan initiatives," the company said. The company said it was able to repay around 28 billion rand of debt in the six months ended December 2020, despite low crude oil prices, softer chemical prices, plant downtime and the COVID-19 crisis impacting cash flow. Sasol also reported half-year core headline earnings per share (HEPS), which takes into account its black empowerment transaction and losses from the ramp-up phase of its U.S LCCP Base Chemicals business, down 15% at 7.86 rand, compared with 9.25 rand a year earlier. While adjusted EBITDA fell 6% to 18.608 billion rand, weighed down by a 23% decrease in the rand-per-barrel oil price during the period.

In Other News
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp: The company said that some of its wind farms in Texas were hit by the deep freeze that has engulfed parts of the United States, causing power outages in the biggest energy-producing state. Algonquin said it expects the potential hit from the deep freeze on the company's adjusted core earnings for this year to be between $45 million and $55 million, or about 5% to 6% of 2019's earnings. The company said it has declared force majeure on contracts and is assessing other potential mitigating options

Alphabet Inc: The company’s Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell, they both said, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru. Google said in a statement Mitchell violated the company's code of conduct and security policies by moving electronic files outside the company. Mitchell, who announced her firing on Twitter, did not respond to a request for comment. Gebru said Google fired her after she questioned an order not to publish a study saying AI that mimics language could hurt marginalized populations. Mitchell, a co-author of the paper, publicly criticized the company for firing Gebru and undermining the credibility of her work. The company said Mitchell's firing followed disciplinary recommendations by investigators and a review committee. Separately, Google will evaluate the performance of its vice presidents and above on team diversity and inclusion starting this year, the company said in one of several responses to concerns about its treatment of a Black scientist.

Alphabet Inc & Facebook Inc: Australia will not alter legislation that would make Facebook and Alphabet's Google pay news outlets for content, a senior lawmaker said, as Canberra neared a final vote on whether to pass the bill into law. Australia and the tech giants have been in a stand-off over the legislation widely seen as setting a global precedent. Talks between Australia and Facebook over the weekend yielded no breakthrough. "The bill as it stands ... meets the right balance," Simon Birmingham, Australia's Minister for Finance, told Australian Broadcasting Corp Radio. The bill in its present form ensures "Australian-generated news content by Australian-generated news organisations can and should be paid for and done so in a fair and legitimate way". The laws would give the government the right to appoint an arbitrator to set content licencing fees if private negotiations fail. A Facebook representative declined to comment on the legislation, which passed the lower house last week and has majority support in the Senate.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: China's bank regulator on Saturday tightened requirements on the internet loan business of commercial banks, amid heightened scrutiny of online lending by internet giants such as Ant Group Co, the finance arm of Alibaba Group. Commercial banks must jointly contribute funds to issue internet loans with a partner, and the proportion of capital from the partner in a loan should not be less than 30%, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said in a notice. The balance of internet loans issued by a bank with one partner, including its related parties, must not exceed 25% of the bank's net tier-one capital, it said. In addition, the balance of internet loans issued jointly by commercial banks and cooperative institutions may not exceed 50% of the bank's total balance, the guidelines state. Inc: India's Supreme Court barred a final ruling by a tribunal reviewing Future Group's $3.4 billion sale of retail assets until the top court hears objections from aggrieved partner, three sources said. Amazon appealed to the Supreme Court this month against Future Group's sale to market leader Reliance Industries, accusing its partner of violating contracts by agreeing to the sale. Three people familiar with the proceedings said the Supreme Court ordered that while the tribunal can continue to review the deal and oversee the approval process, it could not pass a final order while the court hears Amazon's concerns. Amazon declined to comment, while Future Group and Reliance did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp, Microsoft Corp & Walmart Inc: Ten U.S. corporations slashed donations to candidates seeking federal office by more than 90% in January, after pledging to cut off giving to the Republicans who supported former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn his election defeat. None of the political action committees of 10 major companies reviewed by Reuters, including Microsoft, Walmart, AT&T and Comcast, donated to any of the 147 congressional Republicans who voted to support Trump's claims just hours after his supporters launched a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol. Disclosures to the Federal Election Commission ahead of a Saturday filing deadline showed the group of corporate PACs affiliated with those 10 companies made $13,000 in new donations to candidates in January. The reports were the first by the PACs to detail contributions made since the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Baidu Inc: The Chinese search engine giant and automaker Geely hired Mobike co-founder and former chief technology officer Xia Yiping as chief executive of their new electric vehicle venture, Baidu said. "Xia has extensive management experience in the field of smart cars and mobility services," Baidu said. "We welcome Xia Yiping to join Baidu's auto company and look forward to his contribution to Baidu and the automobile industry." Xia served as Mobike's chief technology officer until the company was acquired by food delivery giant Meituan in 2018. Prior to Mobike, he worked at Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler.

BlackRock Inc: The company will beef up its process to investigate workers' concerns and expand training after former employees shared accounts on social media of racial and sexual harassment. Manish Mehta, BlackRock's global head of human resources, outlined the changes in a note sent firmwide on Thursday and shared by a company spokesman on Friday. Mehta wrote that "While we strive for a culture of respect and belonging, some of our people have experienced the firm in a way that is not inclusive. Whether the behaviors that cause this are intended or not, they are not acceptable and impact our colleagues and culture." In a statement sent by a spokesman BlackRock said it reviewed the claims byformer BlackRock analyst Essma Bengabsia "but did not find she had been the subject of discrimination or harassment."

Boeing Co, Raytheon Technologies Corp & Unites Airlines Holdings Inc: Boeing urged airlines to suspend the use of 777 jets with the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver at the weekend after U.S. regulators announced extra inspections and Japan suspended their use while considering further action. The moves involving Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines came after a United Airlines 777's right engine failed on Saturday, scattering its protective outer casing over a residential area. United said the next day it would voluntarily and temporarily remove its 24 active planes, hours before Boeing's announcement. Boeing said 69 of the 777 planes with PW4000 engines were in service and 59 were stored, at a time when airlines have grounded planes due to a plunge in demand associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The manufacturer recommended airlines suspend operating them until U.S. regulators identified the appropriate inspection protocol. Pratt & Whitney, owned by Raytheon, said it was coordinating with operators and regulators to support a revised inspection interval for the engines. Separately, an incident involving a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane that dropped engine parts after a mid-air explosion and fire over the southern Netherlands on Saturday is under investigation, the Dutch Safety Board said.

Citigroup Inc: The bank is considering divesting some international consumer units, Bloomberg Law reported, citing people familiar with the matter. "As our incoming CEO Jane Fraser said in January, we are undertaking a dispassionate and thorough review of our strategy," a Citigroup spokesperson told Reuters. "Many different options are being considered and we will take the right amount of time before making any decisions." The move, part of Fraser's attempt to simplify the bank, can see units in South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia being divested, the Bloomberg report said. However, no decision has been made, according to the report.

Chesapeake Energy Corp & Pioneer Natural Resources Co: OPEC and U.S. oil companies see a limited rebound in shale oil supply this year as top U.S. producers freeze output despite rising prices, a decision that would help OPEC and its allies. OPEC this month cut its 2021 forecast for U.S. tight crude, another term for shale, and expects production to decline by 140,000 barrels per day to 7.16 million bpd. The U.S. government expects shale output in March to fall about 78,000 bpd to 7.5 million bpd. "In this new era, (shale) requires a different mindset," Doug Lawler, chief executive of shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy, said in an interview. "It requires more discipline and responsibility with respect to generating cash for our stakeholders and shareholders." The chief executive of shale producer Pioneer Natural Resources, Scott Sheffield, said he expects small companies to increase output but in the aggregate U.S. output will remain flat to 1% higher even at $60 per barrel.

Chevron Corp: Singapore's Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply said it signed a six-year sale and purchase agreement with company for about 0.5 million tonnes per year of LNG supplies from 2023. Pavilion Energy, owned by Singapore state-owned investment company Temasek Holdings, struck the deal with Chevron's Singapore branch. Each cargo supplied to Singapore under the agreement will be accompanied by a statement of its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) measured from wellhead to discharge port, Pavilion Energy said in a statement.

Ebix Inc: The software supplier said RSM US had resigned as the company's registered public accounting firm, sending shares down in extended trade. RSM told Ebix's audit committee chairman it was resigning as a result of being unable to obtain sufficient evidence to evaluate the business purpose of "significant unusual transactions" in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a regulatory filing. The auditor informed Ebix that there was a disagreement with respect to the classification of $30 million and flagged unusual transactions concerning Ebix's gift card business in India. Internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of Dec. 31, 2020 due to the identification of a material weakness, RSM said in its resignation letter on Feb. 15. "The Company intends to move as quickly as possible to replace RSM and to complete its 2020 financial audit," Ebix added.

Exxon Mobil Corp & Valero Energy Corp: The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frigid weather. An arctic air mass that spread into an area unused to such low temperatures killed at least two dozen people in Texas and knocked out power to more than 4 million at its peak. It also hit natural gas and electric generation, cutting supplies needed to run the plants along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Valero Energy said in a filing with the TCEQ that it released 78,000 pounds over 24 hours beginning last Monday from its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, citing the frigid cold and interruptions in utility services. Exxon Mobil said its Baytown Olefins Plant emitted nearly a ton of benzene and 68,000 tons of carbon monoxide, citing in its disclosure the halting of "multiple process units and safe utilization of the flare system." Meanwhile, Valero Energy began restarting the East Plant of its 290,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Corpus Christi, Texas, oil refinery on Sunday, according to a notice filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

HSBC Holdings PLC: The bank is set to withdraw from U.S. retail banking, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, as Europe's biggest bank seeks to dispose of a business that has long underperformed. The exit from the U.S. consumer business will form part of the lender's strategy update due on Tuesday, as Chief Executive Noel Quinn seeks to cut costs, boost fee income and continue the lender's shift towards Asia. The sale or closure of its around 150 remaining branches in the United States would mark the end of HSBC's struggle to turn around a business which has struggled to make inroads against incumbent domestic rivals. Ahead of the strategy update Quinn reshuffled several of his senior lieutenants. HSBC appointed Nuno Matos as chief executive of its wealth and personal banking business, while chief compliance officer Colin Bell became head of HSBC's European business. Michael Roberts was appointed CEO for the United States and Americas, while Stephen Moss will move to Dubai as head of the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey business, the bank said.

Kohl's Corp: A group of activist investors with about 9.5% stake in the company is attempting to take control of the department store chain's board, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Investors including Macellum Advisors, Ancora Holdings, Legion Partners Asset Management, and 4010 Capital had earlier this year nominated nine people to its now-12-person board, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. These activist investors are calling on Kohl's to take a range of actions, including adding directors with retail experience who can work with Michelle Gass, the company's CEO. They are also asking Kohl's to consider a sale-leaseback of some of its more than $7 billion in noncore real estate, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter and a letter viewed by the outlet, which the group plans to send to shareholders. A Kohl's representative told Reuters that the company's board and management team have been engaged in discussions with the investor group since early December and "remain open to hearing new ideas."

Lockheed Martin Corp: Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with U.S. firm Lockheed Martin to enhance the kingdom's defence and manufacturing capabilities, the state-owned Saudi company said on Sunday. SAMI, which is owned by the Saudi state's Public Investment Fund (PIF), will own 51% of the venture. "The new agreement will develop localised capabilities by transferring technology and knowledge, and by training a Saudi workforce in manufacturing products for, and providing services to, the Saudi armed forces," the statement said. Saudi is one of the world's largest buyers of foreign arms.

M&T Bank Corp & People's United Financial Inc: M&T Bank is nearing an agreement to merge with People's United Financial, with the two companies discussing an all-stock deal that could be finalized as soon as this week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The banks will have more than $200 billion in assets combined, according to the report. People's United has a market value of about $6.6 billion, while M&T's is over $19 billion. The combined company is likely to be led by M&T Chief Executive René Jones and maintain a significant corporate presence in Bridgeport, the newspaper said.

Orange SA: The chief executive of the company’ Spain division has called on the Spanish government to cut the price of 5G frequencies that are to be auctioned in March, El Pais newspaper reported on Sunday. Jean-François Fallacher, head of the French telecoms firm in Spain, said if the government reduced the current asking price of $1.42 billion for 5G frequencies it could encourage investment in the sector. "Recently, the Secretary of State for Telecommunications, Roberto Sánchez, suggested (the government) may review that price," he told El Pais newspaper. He added: "We have always said that this auction should not have an objective that could compromise the investments necessary for the 5G deployment." Fallacher said the telecoms sector was "excessively taxed" in Spain, citing a report by Ernst & Young which said the country levied one of highest number of taxes on operators in Europe.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro moved to replace the head of state-run oil company Petrobras, naming a retired army general with no oil and gas experience as CEO after weeks of clashes with the current chief executive over fuel price hikes. In a late Friday statement from the Mines and Energy Ministry, first shared on Bolsonaro's Facebook page, the government said it had decided to appoint former Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna to run Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the firm is known formally. The company's senior management is considering resigning en masse to protest the CEO's replacement, three people close to the executives told Reuters on Friday evening. Petrobras said in a statement that it had received notice from the Mines and Energy Ministry about the proposed CEO change, adding that the ministry had requested an extraordinary shareholders' meeting.

Principal Financial Group Inc: Activist investor Elliott Management has taken a stake in the company and plans to push for changes at the life Insurance company, Bloomberg reported late on Sunday, citing sources. The New York-based hedge fund is nearing a deal that will grant it seats on Principal Financial's board and plans to launch a strategic review of the insurer's portfolio that could include a sale of part of the business, the report said. The companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the news.

Starboard Value Acquisition Corp: Private equity-backed data center provider Cyxtera Technologies said it has agreed to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm backed by shareholder activist Starboard Value, in a deal valuing the combined entity at $3.4 billion. As part of the deal with Starboard Value Acquisition, Cyxtera will receive $654 million, including $250 million from private investors such as Fidelity Management & Research Company and clients of Starboard. Cyxtera will be listed on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol "CYXT" after the merger.

TC PipeLines LP: The company’s largest independent unitholder, Energy Income Partners, said it plans to vote against the $1.68 billion merger with Keystone pipeline owner TC Energy, saying the deal undervalues the company's assets. Energy Income Partners has more than 10% stake, which makes it the largest 'non-affiliated' unitholder. It said the deal is "inadequate" and "significantly undervalues" TCP's organic growth opportunities. Calgary-based TC Energy owns about 24% stake in TC PipeLines through the Master Limited Partnership's (MLP) general partner. The deal, which is expected to close late in the current quarter, will require approval by unitholders at a special meeting set by TC PipeLines for Feb. 26.

Fed's Powell set table for Biden economy, but will he stay for dessert?
Over the past year Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has engineered the largest economic rescue in U.S. history, thrown a controversial lifeline to companies hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and steered a sweeping labor-friendly revamp of monetary policy that any presidential administration would welcome.

Aptargroup Inc: Jefferies raises target price to $135 from $128, stating that the company’s productivity initiatives and new product launches will trigger a rebound in growth.

CVR Energy Inc: JPMorgan raises target price to $27 from $17, citing the company’s higher EBITDA forecast as its forays into renewable diesel to drive growth.

Deere & Co: Credit Suisse raises target price to $403 from $343, following the company’s better-than-expected first-quarter results and a strong order book.

Ecolab Inc: Jefferies raises target price to $220 from $200, saying the company higher margin forecast following its ongoing restructuring activities.

ECONOMIC EVENTS (All timings in U.S. Eastern Time)
0830 (approx.) National Activity Index for Jan: Prior 0.52
1000 (approx.) Leading index change mm for Jan : Expected 0.4%; Prior 0.3%
1030 (approx.) Dallas Fed Manufacturing Business Index for Feb: Prior 7.00

Cadence Design Systems Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of 74 cents per share
Diamondback Energy Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of 81 cents per share
Extra Space Storage Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of 90 cents per share
Ingersoll Rand Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of 45 cents per share
Marathon Oil Corp: Expected Q4 loss of 20 cents per share
Occidental Petroleum Corp: Expected Q4 loss of 59 cents per share
ONEOK Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of 73 cents per share
Realty Income Corp: Expected Q4 earnings of 34 cents per share
Republic Services Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of 82 cents per share
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd: Expected Q4 loss of $5.20 per share
SBA Communications Corp: Expected Q4 earnings of 52 cents per share
Williams Companies Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of 31 cents per share

CORPORATE EVENTS (All timings in U.S. Eastern Time)
0800 Discovery Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
0800 Viatris Inc: Q1 earnings conference call
0830 KBR Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd: Q4 earnings conference call
1200 DISH Network Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
1630 Air Lease Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
1630 Five9 Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1630 Freshpet Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1630 Palo Alto Networks Inc: Q2 earnings conference call
1630 ZoomInfo Technologies Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1700 Bigcommerce Holdings Inc.: Q4 earnings conference call
1700 Cadence Design Systems Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1700 Republic Services Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1700 SBA Communications Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
1700 Trex Company Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
2000 Agora Inc: FY earnings conference call

Brunswick Corp: Amount $0.27
Johnson & Johnson: Amount $1.01
Snap-On Inc: Amount $1.23

Vandaag, 13:41

Markt snapshot Wall Street 26 februari

U.S. House on verge of approving Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will aim to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill on Friday in what would be the first major legislative victory of his presidency.

FDA advisory panel to review Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine with thumbs up expected
A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to recommend authorization of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, setting the stage for the unleashing of millions more doses across the country next week.

Australia lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX, among first in Asia-Pacific
Australia said it would lift a near two-year ban on flights involving Boeing 737 MAX planes, becoming among the first in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.

Facebook switches news back on in Australia, signs content deals
Facebook ended a one-week blackout of Australian news on its popular social media site and announced preliminary commercial agreements with three small local publishers.

Tech execs face round two of Congressional grilling over SolarWinds breach
Cybersecurity executives are due to face their second round of Congressional questions over their companies' roles in the sprawling series of digital intrusions blamed on the Russian government.

U.S. stock index futures fell, tracking global equities, as investors were concerned over prospects of higher inflation and interest rates due to rising bond yields. A stronger dollar weighed on gold prices. Oil prices fell on expectation of higher crude supply. The U.S. personal consumption data is expected later in the day.

Airbnb Inc: The vacation rental firm reported better-than-expected gross bookings in its first quarterly earnings report since going public, indicating a strong rebound in demand for vacation rentals in North America as COVID-19 pandemic curbs ease. Leisure travelers in the company's biggest market stepped out to nearby locations that could be accessed by a car and are within 50 miles, lifting daily booking rates up by 13%, Airbnb said. The company's gross bookings fell 31% to $5.9 billion in the fourth quarter, but beat market expectation of $5.17 billion. Airbnb's overall revenue fell 22% to $859 million, while adjusted loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization shrank to about $21 million from $276.4 million, a year earlier, helped by cost cuts. Analysts on average expected Airbnb to post revenue of $747.4 million and adjusted loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization of $122 million.

Beyond Meat Inc: The plant-based meat maker said it has signed multi-year supply deals with McDonald’s and Taco Bell owner Yum! Brands, underscoring consumers' appetite for vegetable-based alternatives and Beyond Meat's leading position. But its shares lost early gains as the company reported sales and a loss that widely missed analyst expectations for the second quarter in a row. Beyond Meat reported an increase in net sales of 3.5% to $101.9 million in the period ended Dec. 31, missing analysts' forecast of $104.8 million. The company’s loss widened to 40 cents per share, from 1 cent per share. Excluding items, Beyond Meat's loss was 34 cents per share, handily missing analysts' estimate of 13 cents per share.

BRF SA: The Brazilian meat processor posted fourth-quarter net income of 902 million real, beating analysts' expectations on the back of strong demand from China and its home market. The strong quarter boosted 2020 earnings to 1.39 billion reais, helping the company turn a profit for the second year in a row. Net revenue for the quarter surged 23.5% to 11.4 billion reais as BRF raised the average price of its products in both international and domestic markets. Net profit surpassed analysts' forecasts of 572.03 million reais, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization were in line with estimates of 1.496 billion reais.

Dell Technologies Inc: The company beat Wall Street estimates for holiday-quarter revenue, helped by demand for its desktops and notebooks as most offices continued to work remotely during the COVID-19 health crisis. Dell is in an advantaged position to capitalize on the projected mid-single digits growth in IT spending in 2021, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Clarke said. Total revenue rose 9% to $26.1 billion in the fourth quarter, while analysts had estimated $24.5 billion. Net income attributable to the company rose to $1.2 billion from $408 million a year earlier, as it shaved off administrative costs by 19% in the quarter.

DoorDash Inc: The food delivery company expects fewer customer orders in the back half of the year as the vaccine rollouts embolden more people to venture out to restaurants and cafes, after nearly a year of staying indoors. "We're assuming that as the vaccine gets fully rolled out ... consumer behavior will start reverting back to peak COVID levels," Chief Financial Officer Prabir Adarkar told analysts. The company forecast 2021 marketplace gross order value between $30 billion and $33 billion and in the range of $8.6 billion to $9.1 billion for the current quarter. In the fourth quarter, they rose 227% to $8.2 billion. First-quarter adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization are expected to take a hit from recently imposed caps on fees it collects from restaurants and the passage of Proposition 22, a law that classifies its drivers or "dashers" as contractors. Fourth-quarter revenue rose more than three-fold to $970 million. But net loss widened to $312 million from $134 million a year earlier.

EOG Resources Inc: The oil and gas producer boosted its annual dividend by 10% after its fourth-quarter adjusted profit came in well above expectations, helped by cost cuts and a recent recovery in commodity prices. EOG forecast its crude oil output this year between 434,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 446,000 bpd, about flat compared to the fourth-quarter rate of 444,800 bpd. "The 2021 capital plan is consistent with the strategy we have followed over the last year of not growing production in an oversupplied market," EOG Chief Executive Officer Bill Thomas said in a statement. The company's adjusted net income of 71 cents per share for the fourth quarter beat analysts' estimates of 35 cents.

Fisker Inc: The electric vehicle startup said it is considering setting up a battery cell manufacturing facility with an unidentified major supplier in Europe or the United States, to secure stable supplies of the key component. "We did not want to take any risk on batteries," Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker, told Reuters. He said the company will use prismatic cells from one of the world's four largest suppliers. Fisker's production is on track to start in the fourth quarter of next year, with a starting price of $37,499. Fisker reported its net loss widened to about $12 million in the fourth quarter from about $3 million a year earlier. Inc: The largest provider of customer relationship management software forecast full-year profit that was below market expectations, sending the shares of the online software company down in extended trading. The company forecast full-year adjusted earnings per share between $3.39 and $3.41, below estimates of $3.49 per share. Revenue in the quarter ended Jan. 31 rose to $5.82 billion from $4.85 billion a year earlier, driven by increased demand for its cloud-based software. Analysts on average expected revenue to be $5.68 billion. The company raised its fiscal 2022 revenue forecast slightly to between $25.65 billion and $25.75 billion, above analysts' average estimate of $25.42 billion. Excluding items, the company earned $1.04 per share, beating estimates of 75 cents.

Vale SA: The company logged $4.9 billion in provisions related to the Brumadinho dam disaster in quarterly earnings, but its ferrous metal division turned in a strong performance and the miner was upbeat about the outlook for key products. Some $3.9 billion of the provisions are part of a recently announced $7 billion agreement with prosecutors and the state of Minas Gerais to settle claims stemming from the collapse of the dam in 2019 which killed 270 people. The rest of the settlement will be paid out over a period of time not exceeding six years. EBITDA or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose 20% to $4.2 billion in the fourth quarter from the same period a year earlier when Vale also booked heavy charges related to the dam disaster. Vale said in a statement it expected a continued recovery in steel production this year as the world's principal economies benefit from government stimulus packages. Iron ore is a key steel ingredient.

Deals Of The Day
AT&T Inc: The wireless carrier said it will sell about a third of its stake in satellite TV unit DirecTV to buyout firm TPG Capital in a deal that values the business at $16.25 billion, well below the $68 billion it paid for the asset less than six years ago. The newly created New DirecTV, which includes DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-verse video services has $6 billion in debt and will be jointly run by AT&T and TPG following the transaction. The spinoff will help AT&T consolidate its balance sheet while it continues to invest in core areas including building out 5G, fiber and streaming service HBOMax. "We certainly didn't expect this outcome when we closed the DirecTV transaction in 2015, but it's the right decision to move the business forward consistent with the current realities of the market and our strategy," AT&T Chief Executive John Stankey said on a call with analysts.

Carlyle Group Inc: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board will buy the company’s majority stake in Logoplaste for an undisclosed value, the Portuguese plastic packaging maker said. Logoplaste said current shareholders and family owners Filipe de Botton and Alexandre Relvas will retain around 40% stake in the business. Carlyle had shortlisted BC Partners, Apax, Ontario Teachers and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in the sale of its majority stake worth up to 1.4 billion euros. Carlyle bought a 60% stake in Logoplaste in 2016 at a valuation of 660 million euros.

In Other News
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: The company’s affiliate Ant Group is in talks with other shareholders in its new consumer finance unit to bolster the firm's capital as the fintech giant prepares to fold in its lucrative micro-lending businesses, people familiar with the matter said. It would need additional capital of 30 billion yuan to meet regulatory requirements, said one of the people who has direct knowledge of the plans. Ant plans to bring most of its micro-lending businesses into the unit - equivalent to roughly 1 trillion yuan ($155 billion) in outstanding loans - a move which will allow it to maintain operations nationwide and expand more easily, said two sources. "Regulators won't easily greenlight the launch of the business before it fully complies with the capital adequacy rules," said one of the people. Ant declined to comment.c

American Airlines Group Inc: Australia's competition regulator proposed to re-authorise a joint venture between Qantas Airways and the company, extending it for another five years. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had authorised the agreement in 2011 for five years and re-authorised it in 2016 until 2021. "Passengers travelling on Trans-Pacific routes could benefit through enhanced products and services, including a greater likelihood of increased capacity and new routes, increased connectivity and improved schedule choice," ACCC commissioner Sarah Court said. Qantas and American Airlines did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for a comment.

Apple Inc: Shares in Kia rose after a South Korean online news site said there was still potential for the automaker to form a partnership with Apple. Online site Chosun Biz said that Apple and Kia had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last year and had agreed to pursue cooperation in eight sectors, including electric vehicles. It said negotiations on electric vehicles had not been completely cancelled. "Even if the negotiations on electric vehicles fail, there are many items that can be negotiated in other fields, so we are still optimistic about the possibility of partnership between the two sides," Chosun cited an unnamed source familiar with negotiations between Hyundai and Apple as saying. Aside from electric vehicles, Kia and Apple are also discussing cooperation in "last mile" mobility, or transport to complete a final short distance to a destination after using another means of transportation, Chosun said. A Hyundai Motor Group spokesperson and Apple had no immediate comment.

Ares Management Corp: The company plans to buy 60% of the private markets business of AMP's asset management arm for A$1.35 billion, the pair said, weeks after scrapping a bid for all of the Australian company. Under the deal, the Australian wealth manager will retain 40% of AMP Capital's private markets business, worth A$900 million. The whole joint venture is valued at A$2.25 billion. With the proposed deal, AMP's portfolio review launched last September comes to an end, the company said, adding that it and Ares now had 30 days to exclusively work toward a binding agreement. Through the joint venture, AMP will be able to leverage the global presence of Ares, which had $197 billion in assets under management at the end of December. "We've been impressed by the growth of AMP Capital's private markets business over the past several years," Ares' CEO Michael Arougheti said in a joint release.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc: The investment company joined activist investor Bluebell Capital Partners in demanding that French food group Danone finds a new chief executive. Artisan, which has built a 3% stake in Danone, called for a split in the roles of CEO and chairman, also echoing Bluebell's demands. "The roles of CEO and chairman should be split to reflect modern-day corporate governance. Governance standards also require that prior leadership leave the board. And logic demands more consumer goods experience on the board of directors," wrote Artisan. "A new, non-financial CEO with consumer goods experience and a track record of success should be installed as soon as possible to restore Danone to the elevated status it deserves within the French business establishment."

BioNTech SE & Pfizer Inc: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved storage and transportation of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech at standard freezer temperatures for up to two weeks instead of ultra-cold conditions. "Alternative temperature for transportation and storage will help ease the burden of procuring ultra-low cold storage equipment for vaccination sites and should help to get vaccine to more sites," Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said. Last week, the companies had asked the U.S. health regulator to relax requirements for their COVID-19 vaccine to be stored at ultra-low temperatures, potentially allowing it to be kept in pharmacy freezers. Separately, a single dose of Pfizer and BioNtech's COVID-19 vaccine cuts the number of asymptomatic infections and could significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus, results of a UK study found.

Boeing Co: Australia said it would lift a near two-year ban on flights involving Boeing 737 MAX planes, becoming among the first in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. "We ... are confident that the aircraft are safe," Graeme Crawford, the acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, said in a statement. The regulator has accepted the comprehensive return-to-service requirements set by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as state of design for the 737 MAX, he added. No Australian airlines operate the 737 MAX, but Virgin Australia has 25 of the planes on order. Crawford said it was unclear when those airlines would resume flights to Australia given the disruption by COVID-19 to international air travel. Boeing said it was working with regulators and customers to return the 737 MAX to service safely worldwide.

Facebook Inc: The social media company ended a one-week blackout of Australian news on its popular social media site and announced preliminary commercial agreements with three small local publishers. The moves reflected easing tensions between the U.S. company and the Australian government. "Global tech giants, they are changing the world but we can't let them run the world," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, adding that Big Tech must be accountable to sovereign governments. Facebook did not disclose the financial details of the agreements, which will become effective within 60 days if a full deal is signed. "These agreements will bring a new slate of premium journalism, including some previously paywalled content, to Facebook," the company said in a statement. The Australian Broadcasting has said it was also in talks with Facebook.

FireEye Inc, Microsoft Corp & SolarWinds Corp: Cybersecurity executives are due to face their second round of Congressional questions on Friday over their companies' roles in the sprawling series of digital intrusions blamed on the Russian government. Texas software company SolarWinds' Chief Executive Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Microsoft's President Brad Smith, and FireEye's Chief Executive Kevin Mandia were due to address a joint hearing of the House Committees on Oversight and Reform and Homeland Security. Their appearance comes three days after the trio testified before U.S. senators over the massive breach, which has ensnared nine American government agencies and more than 100 other organizations. SolarWinds' former chief executive - Kevin Thompson, who stepped down shortly before the breach was announced - was also due to testify. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s failure to fix known problems with its cloud software facilitated the massive SolarWinds hack that compromised at least nine federal government agencies, according to security experts and the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.

• GameStop Corp: The European Union will consider potential lessons from the recent frenzied trading by retail investors on Wall Street in its broad review of consumer protection in markets, a senior European Commission official said. The rise of retail investors in share trading is a trend that cannot be prevented but it has to be managed, said John Berrigan, head of the EU executive's financial services unit. Berrigan said the EU traditionally looked at consumer protection on an activity-by-activity basis, but had already begun a "horizontal" review across all sectors before the GameStop event. The bloc's securities watchdog ESMA said this week it was looking at zero-commission platforms, and the role of payment-for-order-flow, or brokers that reward platforms that channel trades to them.

Johnson & Johnson: A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to recommend authorization of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from the company, setting the stage for the unleashing of millions more doses across the country next week. After it receives the recommendation, the FDA is likely to authorize the vaccine for emergency use within a day or so, making it the third available in the United States, and the only one that requires just one shot. The panel will consider whether the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risk for use in people aged 18 and older. Officials from the FDA, U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and J&J discuss the vaccine's trial data. Separately, The European Union's medicines regulator is expected to recommend drugmaker Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on March 11, Bloomberg News reported, a move that could give the region its fourth coronavirus vaccine.

Merck & Co: The drugmaker said that U.S. regulators have asked for additional data beyond the Phase III study already conducted in order to support potential emergency use authorization of its experimental COVID-19 drug MK-7110. Based on the feedback from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Merck no longer expects to supply the U.S. government with MK-7110 in the first half of 2021, the company said in its annual report. Merck said in its annual report that full results from the study, which were consistent with the topline results, were received this month and will be submitted soon. But the FDA has asked for more data beyond the study. Merck said it is actively working with regulators to address their comments.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc: Europe's medicines regulator said an antibody drug combination developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals can be used to treat COVID-19 patients who do not require oxygen support and are at high risk of progressing to severe illness. The recommendation can now be used as guidance in individual European nations on the possible use of the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab before a marketing authorisation is issued, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said. Regeneron's antibody cocktail was authorised for emergency use in the United States in November, and was given to former U.S. President Donald Trump during his COVID-19 infection. "In terms of safety, most side effects reported were mild or moderate, however reactions related to the infusion (including allergic reactions) have been seen and should be monitored for," EMA said.

Royal Bank of Canada: Canadian banks including Royal Bank of Canada are likely to see slower growth from their core retail and business banking divisions in the next few quarters due to an uncertain economic recovery, but overall earnings could get a boost as lenders claw back some of the C$20 billion of provisions they took last year. Thanks to government pandemic aid, Canadian banks' have kept a lid on bad debts, which allows them to gradually release some of the money set aside to cover loan losses. "It's easy to make the headline numbers look better than the underlying numbers ... but under the surface it's much more of a mixed bag," said Avenue Investment Management Portfolio Manager Bryden Teich. Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce set aside about C$1.6 billion to cover potential bad loans in the three months through January, less than half the amount expected. The banks have flagged higher loan losses in the next few quarters, but said that their current allowances are sufficient to cover them.

Southern Copper Corp: The miner plans to push forward new and pending projects as demand from China and constrained supply helps propel a global price rally, an executive told Reuters. Raul Jacob, the company's vice president for finance, said in an interview the miner hoped to advance development of the sprawling $5.4 billion Chancas and Michiquillay projects under a new government which will come in after elections in April. "The global market is clearly giving us a moment of opportunity, in which we have the possibility to enter with more production, to carry out the financing of projects without major obstacles," said Jacob. He said environmental issues in China had led to imports of copper scrap being reduced and replaced by refined copper. "This has pushed prices as high as the levels that we are seeing," he said. Jacob added the firm was "very enthusiastic" to revive a proposed $1.35 billion smelter project in southern Peru, although the project had yet to receive the board's blessing.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co: The company said it agreed to sell four diabetes products in Japan to Teijin Pharma for 133 billion yen. Takeda will sell the Japanese marketing rights of drugs Nesina, Liovel, Inisync and Zafatek to Teijin Pharma subject to regulator approval, the company said in a release. The drugs generated 30.8 billion yen in sales in fiscal 2019, Takeda said. The sale is the latest in a series of deals that Takeda has undertaken to reduce debt and refocus its business after its purchase of Shire Ltd, which was completed in January 2019.

Toyota Motor Corp: The automaker said it has developed a packaged fuel cell system module, as it hopes to expand its usage and accessibility of the zero-emission technology amid the industry's shift towards electric vehicles (EVs). The new fuel cell (FC) battery system, which has been offered in separate parts, will be available in a compact packaged module to be used as a stationary power generator or in trucks, buses, trains and ships, the company said. Toyota said it plans to sell the module to other companies in the spring of 2021 or later, but did not disclose details on price or sales target. The company said it has learned that many companies involved in FC products in a variety of industries are looking for FC systems that can be easily adapted to their own product. The automaker said it plans to offer horizontally and vertically packaged models, weighing about 240kg-250kg, each with a rated output of 60kW or 80kW.

United Airlines Holdings Inc: The airlines had planned a big increase in flights on its Boeing 777-200 planes next month, according to data, suggesting the grounding of the Pratt & Whitney-powered jets could create some scheduling headaches for the company. United was planning to use the large jets more in March on as it tries to tap into an expected bounce in leisure travel. "As we continue working through updating our schedule based on aircraft availability, we will do so with the goal of impacting as few customers as possible," United spokeswoman Leslie Scott said. United has options to replace the 777-200, said aviation analyst Robert Mann, though they will vary according to the strength of advanced bookings and the timing of inspections ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Global bond rout turns up the heat on central banks
Central banks in Asia struggled to smother a selloff in global bonds, piling pressure on their bigger peers to do more, as spooked investors sold assets to cover deepening losses and rushed out of crowded positions in stocks.

Airbnb Inc: Canaccord Genuity raises target price to $220 from $175, citing the company’s leadership position, better-than-expected revenue in its fourth quarter and ongoing efforts to reduce fixed expense.

Broadcom Inc: Oppenheimer raises target price to $575 from $500, saying the company’s long-term prospects remain bullish with rising demand for its 5G and cloud business.

Doordash Inc: Piper Sandler raises price target to $159 from $150, following the company’s revenue beat in the fourth quarter and its focus on long-term growth.

Gildan Activewear Inc: CIBC raises target price to $36 from $28, stating the company's higher-than-expected fourth-quarter estimates with strong free-cash-flow forecast for the coming quarters.

Keurig DR Pepper Inc: Cowen and Company raises target price to $33 from $30, saying the company delivered robust sales growth in the fourth quarter, while continuing its efforts to lower debt.

ECONOMIC EVENTS (All timings in U.S. Eastern Time)
0830 (approx.) Personal income mm for Jan: Expected 9.5%; Prior 0.6%
0830 (approx.) Personal consumption real mm for Jan: Prior -0.6%
0830 (approx.) Consumption, adjusted mm for Jan: Expected 2.5%; Prior -0.2%
0830 (approx.) Core PCE price index mm for Jan: Expected 0.2%; Prior 0.3%
0830 (approx.) Core PCE price index yy for Jan: Expected 1.4%; Prior 1.5%
0830 (approx.) PCE price index mm for Jan: Prior 0.4%
0830 (approx.) PCE price index yy for Jan: Prior 1.3%
0830 (approx.) Advance goods trade balance for Jan: Prior -$83.19 bln
0830 (approx.) Wholesale inventories advance for Jan: Prior 0.3%
0830 (approx.) Retail inventories ex-auto advance for Jan: Prior 1.2%
0945 (approx.) Chicago PMI for Feb: Expected 61.1; Prior 63.8
1000 U Mich Sentiment Final for Feb: Expected 76.5; Prior 76.2
1000 U Mich Conditions Final for Feb: Prior 86.2
1000 U Mich Expectations Final for Feb: Prior 69.8
1000 (approx.) U Mich 1 year inflation final for Feb: Prior 3.3%
1000 (approx.) U Mich 5-year inflation final for Feb: Prior 2.7%
1200 (approx.) Dallas fed PCE for Jan: Prior 1.9%

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of 65 cents per share

CORPORATE EVENTS (All timings in U.S. Eastern Time)
0800 Evergy Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
0800 Vistra Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
0830 Draftkings Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
0830 Quaker Chemical Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
0830 Qurate Retail Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
0900 Builders FirstSource Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
0900 Foot Locker Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
0900 Lamar Advertising Co: Q4 earnings conference call
0900 LHC Group Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
0900 MasTec Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
0900 Universal Health Services Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 Acadia Healthcare Company Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 EOG Resources Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 Erie Indemnity Co: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 Howard Hughes Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 Icahn Enterprises LP: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 Liberty Media Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 Willscot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
1100 American Homes 4 Rent: Q4 earnings conference call
1100 CubeSmart: Q4 earnings conference call
1100 Public Service Enterprise Group Inc: Q4 earnings conference call
1115 Liberty Broadband Corp: Q4 earnings conference call
1200 Park Hotels & Resorts Inc: Q4 earnings conference call

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc: Amount $0.09
Ball Corp: Amount $0.15
Borgwarner Inc: Amount $0.17
Chemed Corp: Amount $0.34
Corteva Inc: Amount $0.13
DuPont de Nemours Inc: Amount $0.30
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc: Amount $0.35
HollyFrontier Corp: Amount $0.35
Interactive Brokers Group Inc: Amount $0.10
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc: Amount $0.27
Lockheed Martin Corp: Amount $2.60
M&T Bank Corp: Amount $1.10
Martin Marietta Materials Inc: Amount $0.57
Mcdonald's Corp: Amount $1.29
Nike Inc: Amount $0.27
Northrop Grumman Corp: Amount $1.45
Polaris Inc: Amount $0.63
Realty Income Corp: Amount $0.23
Sherwin-Williams Co: Amount $1.65
Stifel Financial Corp: Amount $0.15
Tyson Foods Inc: Amount $0.44
Vulcan Materials Co: Amount $0.37

Vandaag, 11:51

Februari goed kunnen afronden, doe nu mee voor 39 euro tot 1 mei

Beste beleggers,

Vandaag heb ik opnieuw winst kunnen nemen op wat posities, deze keer voorzichtig SHORT met kleine aantallen maar door de volatiliteit brachten deze positie meer dan genoeg op. Nu richt ik me op een nieuwe positie en die zal ik voor de nieuwe maand maart meetellen die maandag van start gaat.

Sinds de laatste maand van 2020 (december) loopt alles weer prima wat betreft het handelen, november was slecht en eigenlijk kwam ik door onmacht (verkiezingen en uitrol vaccin) in de problemen met de posities toen en dat kan een keer gebeuren. Daarna heb ik de draad gelukkig weer goed kunnen oppakken, het is uiteraard niet gemakkelijk om dan weer in een positieve flow te geraken na zo'n periode. Het is me dan toch gelukt om me na november in december, januari en ook vooral deze maand te herpakken en staan alle abonnementen dit jaar al op een mooie plus.

Op deze manier wil ik doorgaan, het lukte me eerder al om 10-11 en een keer 14 maanden op rij goed voor de dag te komen, ik zal daar nu ook op inzetten of er in ieder geval alles aan doen. Denk eraan dat hetgeen ik doe voor de leden absoluut niet gemakkelijk is, alles wat ik doe staat op de site, kan men inzien en is transparant, dat maakt het juist zo moeilijk en dan moet je durf tonen om te handelen op bepaalde momenten.

De omstandigheden zijn zeker nog niet zo dat we die makkelijk kunnen noemen maar tussendoor kan ik wel hier en daar wat meepakken. De markt staat nog altijd hoog, het blijft een gevaarlijke situatie voor later dit jaar maar aan de andere kant probeer ik de markt te respecteren en waar het kan ook met de gekte mee te doen. Alles doe ik bij de huidige volatiliteit nog met kleine posities want als ik verkeerd zit moet dat niet met een te grote positie. Dus ook de komende periode zal ik voorzichtig naar kansen blijven kijken en die met kleine posities opbouwen ...

Ik doe in ieder geval mijn best voor de leden, aan de andere kant mocht er weer wat gebeuren op de beurzen dan kunt u er wel beter op tijd bij zijn en dus lid worden ... Let wel, als ik een signaal verstuur dan maakt u zelf de KEUZE met wat u mee wilt doen, u kunt ook met uw eigen instrumenten die u zelf gewend bent makkelijk meedoen uiteraard.

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Guy Boscart ...

Vandaag, 08:35

Wake-up call: Onrust neemt weer de overhand, rente stijgt snel

De onrust keert terug op Wall Street, aan het begin van de ochtend dacht ik er nog sterk aan om een reeks shorts op te nemen maar had niet de juiste overtuiging, daarna heb ik enkel 1 positie gekozen om de avond in te gaan en die loopt goed nu, dus met zeer weinig risico doen we toch mee met de terugval die we nu zien. Denk eraan dat ik voorzichtig wil werken in deze zeer volatiele markt. Alle indices moesten fors inleveren richting het slot op Wall Street, vanmorgen zien we dat de futures ook weer wat lager staan voorbeurs, ook hier in Europa ...

Vooral de fors oplopende lange rentetarieven, aangewakkerd door de angst voor inflatie, zorgen ervoor dat technologieaandelen donderdag weer in de uitverkoop gingen. Zo verloor de Nasdaq 3,5% terwijl de Nasdaq 100 Index met 3,6% terug moest gisteren na een zeer volatiele sessie. De Dow Jones die woensdag nog een record neerzette moest met 1,75% terug terwijl de S&P 500 waar ook nogal wat grote techbedrijven de richting van deze index bepalen 2,4% verloor.

Opvallend is dat de Nasdaq 100 nu zijn volledige winst voor 2021 uitwist. de index sluit dan ook voor het eerst sinds begin november onder het 50-daags gemiddelde. Aandelen die er heel slecht bijlagen waren onder andere Tesla Inc en Nvidia die gisteren beiden rond de 9% verloren. Apple, Amazon en Alphabet verloren rond de 3.5% terwijl Microsoft 2,75% moest inleveren. Als deze grote markt bepalende aandelen zoveel verliezen dan weten we dat het verloop van de belangrijke indices niet al te best wordt.

Technische conditie markt:
De correctie zien we momenteel vooral bij de tech aandelen en dus bij die grote 8 waar ik het steeds over heb. Daardoor valt het meteen ook op dat de correctie niet overal ofwel in de gehele breedte van de markt even fors op gang komt want indices met de meer traditionele economie zoals de Dow Jones Industrial en de Dow Transport blijven dicht bij hun recordstand hangen.

Woensdag enkele posities goed kunnen sluiten:
Deze maand en dit jaar verloopt nog altijd naar wens, nu zelfs al voor de 3e maand op rij is er winst zodat het jaar 2021 goed verloopt (december was ook al goed). Het blijft wel moeilijk en uitdagend met de huidige markt zodat ik voorzichtig moet blijven, dat wil zeggen kleine posities en niet teveel gelijktijdig. Het is niet de bedoeling om teveel risico te nemen, we moeten de markt zo rustig mogelijk zien te benaderen en vooral kalm blijven.

De LIVEBLOG en. Twitter:
Via de LIVEBLOG en tussendoor ook via mijn Twitter account laat ik gedurende de dag ook wat grafiekjes met korte uitleg voorbij komen over de markt. Op Twitter kunt u mij volgen via @USMarkets dan kunt u deze snelle informatie die ik deel uiteraard ook inzien .... , ook opvallende beursfeiten komen er vaak langs !

Euro, olie en goud:
De euro zien we nu rond de 1.213 dollar, de prijs van een vat Brent olie komt uit op 65,5 dollar terwijl een troy ounce goud nu op 1755 dollar staat.

Inter Market overzicht op slotbasis ...

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Vandaag, 07:49

Markt snapshot Europa 26 februari

Katherine Tai, President Joe Biden's top trade nominee, backed tariffs as a "legitimate tool" to counter China's state-driven economic model and vowed to hold Beijing to its prior commitments, while promising a sweeping new approach to U.S. trade.

President Joe Biden on Thursday directed U.S. military air strikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia, in a calibrated response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.

Facebook ended a one-week blackout of Australian news on its popular social media site on Friday and announced preliminary commercial agreements with three small local publishers.

AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot said on Thursday he hoped to meet the European Union's expectations on the number of COVID-19 vaccines the company can deliver to the bloc in the second quarter, after big cuts in the first three months of the year.

Italy's Monte dei Paschi said on Thursday it was working to reduce its legal risks while the European Union assessed the state-owned bank's ability to stay in business before unlocking more public aid.

Saint-Gobain's Chief Executive Pierre-André de Chalendar will step down this summer, the French construction materials group announced on Thursday, while it reported record second-half results, fuelled by an increased demand on the renovation market which should continue in the following years.

Acerinox SA FY 2020 Earnings Release
Alligator Bioscience AB Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Amadeus IT Group SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
ASM International NV Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Banco Comercial Portugues SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
BASF SE Q4 2020 Earnings Release
Borr Drilling Ltd Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Cavotec SA Q4 2020 Earnings Release
Codere SA Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Corporacion Financiera Alba SA Q4 2020 Earnings Release
Deutsche Telekom AG Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Elior Group SA Annual Shareholders Meeting
Endo International PLC Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Engie SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
Erste Group Bank AG FY 2020 Earnings Release
Euskaltel SA Q4 2020 Earnings Call
EVN AG Q1 2021 Earnings Release
Fabasoft AG Q3 2021 Earnings Release
FBD Holdings PLC FY 2020 Earnings Release
Fincantieri SpA Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Glenveagh Properties PLC FY 2020 Earnings Call
Grandvision NV FY 2020 Earnings Release
IMCD NV FY 2020 Earnings Call
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA FY 2020 Earnings Release
Jupiter Fund Management PLC FY 2020 Earnings Call
Kamux Oyj FY 2020 Earnings Call
K-Fast Holding AB Q4 2020 Earnings Release
Kongsberg Automotive ASA Q4 2020 Earnings Call
LafargeHolcim Ltd FY 2020 Earnings Release
Lombard Capital PLC Shareholders Meeting
Medivir AB Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Melia Hotels International SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
MERLIN Properties SOCIMI SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
NMCN PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA Q4 2020 Earnings Release
Palfinger AG Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Piscines Desjoyaux SA Annual Shareholders Meeting
Prosegur Cash SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
Prosegur Compania de Seguridad SA FY 2020 Earnings Release
Proximus NV Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Rightmove PLC FY 2020 Earnings Release
Sacyr SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
SERNEKE Group AB Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Sogefi SpA Q4 2020 Earnings Call
Sopra Steria Group SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
Steinhoff International Holdings NV FY 2020 Earnings Release
Suez SA FY 2020 Earnings Release
Summerway Capital PLC Annual Shareholders Meeting
Talgo SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
Tecnicas Reunidas SA FY 2020 Earnings Call
Tetragon Financial Group Ltd FY 2020 Earnings Call

ECONOMIC EVENTS (All times GMT)0530 Netherlands Retail Sales yy for Jan : Prior -0.2%0700 (approx.) Germany Import Prices mm for Jan : Expected 0.9%; Prior 0.6%0700 (approx.) Germany Import Prices yy for Jan : Expected -2.1%; Prior -3.4%0730 Switzerland Non-Farm Payrolls for Q4 : Prior 5.138 mln0745 France Consumer Spending mm for Jan : Expected -3.5%; Prior 23.0%0745 France GDP qq Final for Q4 : Expected -1.3%; Prior -1.3%0745 (approx.) France GDP yy Final for Q4 : Prior -5.0%0745 France CPI (EU Norm) Prelim yy for Feb : Expected 0.5%; Prior 0.8%0745 (approx.) France CPI (EU Norm) Prelim mm for Feb : Expected -0.3%; Prior 0.3%0745 (approx.) France CPI Prelim yy NSA for Feb : Expected 0.3%; Prior 0.6%0745 (approx.) France CPI Prelim mm NSA for Feb : Expected -0.3%; Prior 0.2%0745 France Producer Prices mm for Jan : Prior 0.8%0745 (approx.) France Producer Prices yy for Jan : Prior -1.2%0800 Spain HICP Flash yy for Feb : Expected 0.4%; Prior 0.4%0800 (approx.) Spain CPI yy Flash NSA for Feb : Expected 0.6%; Prior 0.5%0800 (approx.) Spain HICP Flash mm for Feb : Expected -0.2%; Prior -0.4%0800 (approx.) Spain CPI mm Flash NSA for Feb : Expected -0.05%; Prior 0.00%0800 (approx.) Spain CPI Flash NSA for Feb : Prior 104.6780800 Switzerland GDP qq for Q4 : Expected 0.0%; Prior 7.2%0800 Switzerland GDP yy for Q4 : Expected -2.1%; Prior -1.6%0800 Switzerland KOF Indicator for Feb : Expected 96.6; Prior 96.50800 (approx.) Switzerland Official Reserves Assets for Jan : Prior 954,124.49 mln CHF 0800 Austria PPI mm for Jan : Prior 0.4%0800 Austria PPI yy for Jan : Prior -1.0%0830 Sweden GDP Final yy for Q4 : Prior -2.6%0830 Sweden GDP Final qq for Q4 : Prior 0.5%0830 Sweden PPI mm for Jan : Prior 1.2%0830 Sweden PPI yy for Jan : Prior -2.7%0830 Sweden Retail Sales mm for Jan : Prior -4.9%0830 Sweden Retail Sales yy for Jan : Prior -0.6%0830 Sweden Trade Balance for Jan : Prior 2.7 bln SEK0830 Sweden Exports for Jan : Prior 119.7 bln SEK0830 Sweden Imports for Jan : Prior 117.0 bln SEK 0900 (approx.) Spain Current Account Balance for Dec : Prior 3.34 bln EUR0930 (approx.) Portugal CPI Flash mm for Feb : Prior -0.3%0930 (approx.) Portugal CPI Flash yy for Feb : Prior 0.3%1000 (approx.) Italy Flash Trade Balance Non-EU for Jan : Prior 7.91 bln EUR

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