This Week: CPI And Bank Earnings

This Week: CPI And Bank Earnings

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  • Positive headlines out of China
  • Offset by
  • 2023 earnings estimates at risk as Q4 results begin this week

This week:

  • Thursday CPI
  • Friday U.S. bank earnings

Q4 earnings kick off on Friday

  • JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM), Citi (NYSE: C), Bank of America (NYSE: NYSE:), Wells Fargo (NYSE: NYSE:)

Today: RBC Canadian Bank CEO Conference

Today: Management group seeking to take Canaccord Genuity private

Today: Goldman Sachs (NYSE: NYSE:) to eliminate 3,200 jobs (largest cut ever)

Issues going into the bank Q4 quarter:

  • Higher credit provisions
  • Higher expenses/comp inflation
  • Higher deposit funding
  • Mild recession (see chart below)
  • Focus: management forward guidance during Q4 results

2-10 curve is extremely inverted

  • Getting to 1980 levels
  • Most investors calling for a mild recession later this year

What’s the U.S. dollar doing?

Crude 76 +3%

  • Oil up on news:

    • China re-opened air, land and sea borders on Sunday
    • China increased import quotas for China’s refiners


  • Expects to be exporting more than $2.5 billion iPhones from India from April to December
  • Nearly twice the previous year
  • Trend: accelerating shift from China with geopolitical tensions on the rise

Earnings None


Digital asset fund flows

  • Outflows continue, $9.7 million
  • 3rd consecutive week
  • (CRYPTO: BTC): -$6.5 million

    • Volumes remain low, ~$5 billion per day

      • 2022 average = $9 billion
  • Short-Bitcoin: +$1.2 million
  • (CRYPTO: ETH) : -$3.1 million
  • : +$3 million

    • Suggests legal case with SEC could be heading towards positive outcome
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SBF thinks he should retain the $450 million of (NASDAQ: HOOD (NASDAQ:)) he purchased with customer funds

  • Says his ability to pay for lawyers is more important than debtors’ ability to recover losses


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