All News
All Companies
All News /
CNBC Daily Open: A True Bull Market — It’s Not Wall Street

CNBC Daily Open: A True Bull Market — It’s Not Wall Street

This report is from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything they need to know, no matter where they are. Like what you see? You can subscribe here.

What you need to know today

S&P’s record No. 37
The S&P 500 closed above 5,600 for the first time ahead of Thursday’s inflation data, which could provide evidence for an interest rate cut. The index rose for the seventh straight day, registering its 37th record close this year. The Nasdaq Composite also hit an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 258 points. Chip stocks were among the winners, with Advanced Micro Devices rising almost 4% after agreeing to buy Silo AI. Industry leader Nvidia jumped and Apple clocked its seventh consecutive record high. The yield on the 10-year Treasury slipped, while U.S. oil prices rose as OPEC forecasts strong demand. You can read more on what to expect from the inflation report here.

Archegos Hwang guilty
Archegos Capital Management founder Bill Hwang was convicted of fraud and other charges by a Manhattan jury. Prosecutors accused Hwang and his deputy, Patrick Halligan, of lying to banks to secure billions of dollars that were used to inflate stock prices. Archegos collapsed in 2021. Both pleaded not guilty to multiple charges. They face up to 20 years in prison for each conviction. 

Google ‘ditches deal’
HubSpot’s shares plummeted 12% following a Bloomberg report stating Alphabet will not acquire the software company. The news comes amid increased regulatory scrutiny of proposed large tech acquisitions, including those by Amazon and Microsoft. The acquisition of HubSpot, which specializes in marketing automation software for small- and medium-sized businesses, would have bolstered Google’s business software revenue and diversified Alphabet’s portfolio.

Tesla meme stock
Bill Gross, renowned investor and co-founder of Pimco, believes Elon Musk’s Tesla is behaving like a speculative play among retail investors. “Tesla acting like a meme stock — sagging fundamentals, straight up price action,” the former chief investment officer and co-founder of Pimco said in a post on X Tuesday afternoon. “But then there seems to be a new meme stock every other day now. Most are pump and dump.” Tesla has risen for 11 days straight and is up 44% since June 24. 

Japan’s Nikkei hits new high
Japan’s Nikkei 225 broke through the 42,000 mark for the first time amid a rally in markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The more-broader Topix rose 0.78%. The Taiwan Weighted Index also hit a record high, led by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp after it reported a strong growth in second-quarter revenue. South Korea’s Kospi rose as the central bank held interest rates. Governor Rhee Chang-yong reportedly said it was time to prepare for rate cuts. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was within touching distance of a new all-time high, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 1.5% and mainland China’s CSI 300 rose almost 1%.

[PRO] Global AI stocks
AI-related stocks have fueled half the gains in the MSCI All Country World Index, despite representing only 14% of its market cap. Citi analysts have identified undervalued global AI stocks with untapped potential due to improved earnings forecasts but stagnant valuations. 

Source: CNBC