Wall Street edged lower despite the better-than-expected Nvidia earnings report.
As expected, heavyweight tech giant Nvidia boosted a super-quarterly earnings report before the session closed on Wednesday. The company’s share prices soared 6.6% over the previous session. The report shows an estimation of $10 billion in sales, topping the previous $7.98 billion. As for its revenues, the company topped up from the previous quarter’s $6.7 billion to $13.5 billion. Since the company announced its entry into the artificial intelligence industry, the tech giants have been rising like crazy, which boosts investors’ hopes for greater returns.
In other economic rules, regulators just approved new legislation that indicates all companies must provide investors with quarterly statements. The statement will dive into the company, detailing standardized metrics like fund fees, expenses, and performance.
On top of that, the rules prohibit giving preferential treatment to certain investors during cash-outs if it negatively affects others, unless terms like favorable redemption rights are in place. Private funds will need to undergo annual audits, and they must disclose compliance costs with investor consent. Proponents believe these regulations will counter unfair practices, improve fee transparency, and create a fairer investment landscape. Critics argue the SEC is overreaching its authority, potentially limiting investment options for pensions and endowments and increasing costs. The possibility of litigation from the Managed Funds Association remains uncertain.
As for Wall Street’s performance on Thursday trading sessions, Wall Street’s main indexes had an unfortunate low session. Nasdaq was down by 1.34%, and the S&P 500 benchmark lost 0.93% to 4,394 basis points. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged down by 0.81%.
On the other hand, the Wall Street risk indicator, the S&P VIX indexes, topped up by more than 4%, indicating signs of instability among investors and their future outlook.
Elsewhere, the BRICS new membership meeting has announced its new members. The list contains Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, which will become new members of the bloc under South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The bloc announced its decision on Thursday, expanding to include six additional countries. Notably, Iran, known for its anti-Western stance, was among the newly added members, seemingly marking a triumph for Beijing.
The organization is growing, and so is the U.S. dollar. As stated before, this organization has announced one of its goals, and it’s not in favor of the U.S. dollar.
As for the oil industry, crude oil futures in the United States fell to a four-week low owing to concerns about China’s property sector and weak economic statistics from the world’s second-largest oil user. Despite a larger-than-expected reduction in US crude supply, the price decline was mitigated. However, gasoline consumption in the United States was lower than expected during the summer driving season. According to ING analysts, the oil surge appears to have lost steam due to China’s economic problems and increased anticipation that the US Federal Reserve would continue its tightening cycle. This week’s WSB survey discusses the prospect of a commodities resurgence.