Dow Jones slumps as McCarthy presses Biden over the debt ceiling; Warren Buffett is buying this stock

Late trading losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew as a component Home Depot (HD) disappointed investors with its latest report. Led by Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) bought shares in financial stocks despite the banking crisis. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy blasted President Joe Biden ahead of the debt ceiling meeting.


Some stocks tried to break out despite the mixed action. rambus (RMBS), GMS (GMS) And advanced micro devices (AMD) all entries tested.

Treasury yields rose. The 10-year yield increased by three basis points to 3.54% while the two-year yield increased by seven basis points to 4.08%, making the yield curve more inverting.

Biden changes his plan after McCarthy’s debt ceiling plan

The long-awaited debt ceiling meeting between congressional leaders and President Joe Biden took place this afternoon.

McCarthy went on the attack before powwowing, and took a snap at the chief’s table. Biden is preparing to leave the country on Wednesday for a three-day G7 meeting in Japan.

We have another 16 days ahead. McCarthy Reporters. “I don’t think I’ll spend eight days somewhere out of the country.”

Biden responded by cutting off his foreign engagements. A source told NBC News he will now fly back to the US on Sunday instead of heading on further planned visits to Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling unconditionally, while Republicans seek to secure cuts in government spending before approval. McCarthy said after the meeting that there was “a lot of work to be done in a short period of time.” He also said that they will “work hard to make it come to fruition”.

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He also said that a member of the Biden administration would work with a member of his team to reach an agreement.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Monday that the United States may be unable to pay its bills as early as June 1 if Congress does not act.

Edward Moya, chief market analyst at Oanda, said the debt ceiling issue is causing concern among investors.

“Wall Street is preparing for something bad to happen, but no one has any idea what that catalyst will be,” he said in a note to clients. “It could be a debt-ceiling impasse, ongoing banking concerns, or a much weaker consumer as flat inflation becomes more apparent.”

Nasdaq reverses lower with lowercase caps lower

The Nasdaq was better than the other major indexes but was still down 0.2% as indexes faded in late trading. Baidu (Bedo) Liked a 4% gain after his earnings report.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.6 percent. Caesars Entertainment (CZR) decreased by 6.9%.

S&P 500 sectors were mixed with a negative bias. Telecom services and technology were the best performers. Real estate and energy were further behind.

The small caps were smashed by the bears, with Russell 2000 down 1.4%. Growth stocks are also lower, with the Innovator IBD 50 ETF (fifty) a loss of 1.1%.

Dow Jones Today: Disappointing Home Depot, Nike Lugs

The Dow Jones index lagged behind the other major indices. It ended the day down 336 points, or 1%.

Home Depot fell 2.1% after its most recent quarterly report, though earnings weren’t really the issue.

Home Depot posted a better-than-expected decline in EPS of 6.6% to $3.82 as sales fell 4% to $37.26 billion. It was the worst retail sales loss in decades.

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The home improvement retailer expects revenue and same-store sales to decline 2% and 5%, respectively, compared to fiscal 2022. This was worse than its previous guidance.

Despite this, it was Nike (NKEThis was the worst performance for the Dow Jones today, down 2.8%.

Microsoft (MSFT) led the upside as it rose 0.7%. is currently extended, MarketSmith’s analysis appears.

Warren Buffett buys this finance stock

Many investors like to track 13F filings for stock ideas. It appears that Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a new stake in the company Capital One Financial (COF).

Berkshire Hathaway reported a Purchase of more than 9.9 million shares in an organizational file.

Warren Buffett’s latest stock is one of the largest issuers of credit cards in the United States, and also provides consumer and business banking products.

COF stock closed off its highs of the day but still gained 2.1%. However, it carries a poor rating for IBD at 32 out of 99.

In addition to its new acquisition, Berkshire Hathaway also increased its positions in American bank (Buck) And apple (AAPL) by 2% each. It also reinforced her Occidental Petroleum (OXY) by 8%.

RH Stock Drops On Buffett Accent

But it wasn’t all good news for stocks after recent changes to Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio.

R (R), formerly Restoration Hardware, after news broke that Buffett dumped the stock last quarter. It appears the Oracle of Omaha isn’t enthralled by the luxury furniture retailer’s prospects with a potential recession looming.

At the end of 2022, Berkshire owned 2.36 million shares in the company, which is led by Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman.

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RH stock ended the day down 8.8%. A sell signal flashed as it dropped below the 50-day moving average.

The stock carries an RS rating of 31. It is down a moderate 4.7% so far in 2023.

Out Dow Jones: AMD Stock Among the Breakouts

Advanced Micro Devices cleared 102.53 cups of base entry and closed below that level. It is executable up to 107.66 in height.

AMD stock rose to prominence after a regulatory filing showed that hedge fund Third Point, run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, had acquired 1 million shares.

The overall strong performance is reflected in AMD’s composite IBD rating of 92.

Rambus saw its relative strength line reach a new high after crossing a buy point at 51.98. RMBS has a perfect composite rating of 99. Big money has also been a recent purchase, as evidenced by the stock’s accumulation/distribution rating of “B”.

Building Supplies GMS plays just under 62.29 entry points. Institutional ownership is very high: 76% of its shares are held by funds, according to MarketSmith data.

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