Robinhood data breach affecting 7 million people

Robinhoood, one of the most used trading platform, has only recently informed that it was hacked. The data breach exposes email addresses and names of over 7 million users. Robinhood has stated that it has rejected to pay the ransom asked by attackers.

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Pinduoduo reports great earnings πŸ”₯

Pinduoduo (PDD) stock jumped 15% in the pre-market after quarterly results. The company reported much higher earnings per share of 8.62 instead of 4.79. The forecasted revenue for Q3 was $30.71 billion, but the firm surprised the market with $35.5 billion revenue.

The stock market continue in an uptrend

Several stock indices had a relief rally, taking S&P 500 15.5% higher and Nasdaq 12.5% up from their local bottoms. The upcoming Christmas suggests the uptrend may continue due to the historic “Santa Claus Rally.” This could take S&P 500 above 4,100 and Nasdaq above 12,200 if history repeats itself. However, dangerous levels are in the way.

DAX gains for 8 consecutive weeks πŸ“ˆ

The German stock index DAX has been rising for eight weeks in a row. The growth started in early October, fueled by signals from central banks that rate hikes won’t be that aggressive anymore. Meanwhile, the German GDP jumped 0.4% from 0.1% in the last quarter. DAX is up almost 23% in less than two months.

Medtronic falls after Q3 results πŸ“‰

Medtronic (MDT) stock dropped 5% in the pre-market after releasing its financial results. The anticipated 1.28 EPS was beaten with 1.3, but revenue declined. Quarterly revenue is $7.6 billion instead of forecasted $7.7 billion.

Disney soars after former CEO returns πŸš€

Disney (DIS) stock soared 9% to $100 in early trading hours on Monday. The stock rose after Disney announced that former CEO Bob Iger would return to lead the company again with an immediate validity.

Grindr had a successful IPO

The social platform Grindr had an IPO on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Grindr started trading at $16.9 per share under its new ticker, GRND, soaring to a high of $71.5 during the session. When the market closed, the stock price more than doubled to $36.50.

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Spain’s inflation slides lower πŸ“‰

Spain’s annual inflation fell to 6.8% in November 2022, moving further away from July’s 38-year high of 10.8%. Inflation remained below market expectations at 7.4%. The slowdown in the inflation rate was mainly led by declines in the cost of fuel and electricity.

EU economic sentiment jumps

After going down for eight months, the EU economic sentiment indicator went up by one point in November 2022 to reach 93.7. The result slightly exceeded forecasts of 93.5, but it remained close to its lowest level in two years. Rising interest rates, high inflation, and a worsening energy crisis during the winter all put a damper on sentiment.

BlockFi files for bankruptcy πŸ’₯

BlockFi officially filed for bankruptcy on Monday. It has become the latest crypto company crippled by the collapse of FTX. It was functioning since 2017 with more than 450,000 clients.

Pinduoduo reports great earnings πŸ”₯

Pinduoduo (PDD) stock jumped 15% in the pre-market after quarterly results. The company reported much higher earnings per share of 8.62 instead of 4.79. The forecasted revenue for Q3 was $30.71 billion, but the firm surprised the market with $35.5 billion revenue.

WTI oil dives below $74 〽️

WTI crude oil fell more than 3% below $74, the lowest price in one year. Widespread protests in China over its strict zero-Covid policy hurt investor confidence and the outlook for demand. Oil prices were also pushed down by reports that the US had granted Chevron Corp permission to restart oil production in Venezuela.

US dollar continues downward πŸ“‰

On Monday, the dollar fell against a group of major currencies and is closing in on a price of 105. This is the lowest level since August, as investors reevaluated the outlook for growth and monetary policy. Fed’s possible slow down of rate hikes is currently driving the dollar pullback.

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Italy plans 50% windfall tax for energy firms

Italy plans to impose a one-off windfall tax of 50% on the extraordinary income of its energy companies in 2023.