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Trading Idea of the Day
NYSE:PDD - Pinduoduo Inc - BULLISH BIAS
- Key levels on the chart - consider taking trades from key support/resistance zones.
- The company is pioneering what it calls a feed-based shopping experience where users are presented with a social media-like feed where they can discover products they may not have known they wanted.
- However, this should be approached with some caution. As the impacts of the economic slowdown are felt among China’s population, consumer spending won’t be as frivolous. Consumers will no longer be looking for what they may want, as their primary concern will be only what they need.
- While COVID-19 lockdowns and tougher economic conditions lead to a shaky start to 2022, the company saw a recovery in consumer sentiment in the second quarter, notably during the 618 shopping festival, a sign that consumer spending can be somewhat resilient even in trying times.
- This is optimistic for the time being, but investors should be wary of consumer sentiment deteriorating if the macroeconomic impacts linger for the near future.
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Article of the Day: Apple valued more than Amazon, Alphabet and Meta combined
Podcast of the Day: Portfolio manager Michael Kao’s dollar wrecking ball theory
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Market Snapshot & Highlights as of 7:30am AEDT
EXPECTATIONS: Energy HIGHER (higher oil prices) & Materials HIGHER on overall higher base metal prices.
Global Markets Headlines
U.S. feds announce $3.36 billion seizure of bitcoin, the second-largest recovery of crypto so far (CNBC)
EU says it has serious concerns about Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (CNBC)
Meta could begin large-scale layoffs this week, report says (CNBC)
Why technology spending will rise even as tech stocks tank and layoffs mount (CNBC)
Airlines face fragile winter, Ryanair CEO says after record summer profits (CNBC)
China Weighs Gradual Zero-Covid Exit but Proceeds With Caution, Without Timeline (WSJ)
Elon Musk Says Twitter Will Permanently Ban Users Who Impersonate Others (WSJ)
As COP27 Begins, U.S. Seeks Billions in Carbon Credits to Wean Developing Countries Off Fossil Fuels (WSJ)
(All news & data sourced from AFR / The Australian / Bloomberg / Reuters / CNBC / Wall Street Journal / Morningstar / OPTO / Trading Economics)
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