Elon Musk’s wealth dropped $12.6 billion in 24 hours

Wall Street fell yesterday

Thursday has been a negative day for the US stock market.

All three major US indexes reported losses.

The S&P 500 finished at -0.60%, the Nasdaq ended the trading session at -0.80% and the Dow Jones closed at -0.33%.

The negative movement has been driven by a series of disappointing first-quarter corporate earnings reports and weak economic data.

The investors’ sentiment is Greed, as indicated in the graph below:

Sentiment indicator – Fear & Greed Index

The market sentiment is 64, in “Greed” mode, the same level as last week and in line with recent days.

Disappointed Tesla investors

On Thursday, the shares of Tesla dropped 9.75% following the decline of its earnings reports published the day before.

The reason behind the disappointing earnings is the recent price cuts.

Tesla, to fight the interest rate increases and the competition, decided to cut the price of its US cars, selling them at an average price of $46,000 which is less than what the company expected and less than the price of 2022.

Elon Musk’s wealth has been heavily impacted by the almost 10% drop in Tesla shares yesterday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, his wealth lose $12.6 billion in one day which represents his biggest decline since the beginning of this year.

Latest US labour market data

The US Labor Department on Thursday reported that 245,000 new people have applied for the jobless benefit last week.

The actual data is above the 240,000 new applications expected by the analysts.

This is another sign that the US labour market is moderating, which is what the Federal Reserve is trying to achieve in order to reduce the high inflation, by implementing a restrictive monetary policy.

What to watch today

U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) will be released today at 14:45 GMT.

The index is forecasted to be at 49, showing a period of a contracting economy.

The stock market could be impacted.

Portfolio update

I remain neutral and cautious about the stock market since the trend is not clearly defined.

I hold long and short stock positions and aim to profit regardless of the market direction.

If you are already copying my portfolio, please keep the copy open.

If you are thinking of copying me, now could be the right time, if you can invest for the long term (years).

Remember to copy the open trades to optimize the copy.

Remember to set the stop loss on the copy at the minimum level, so you don’t get stopped if there is a correction.

Thank you, everyone. Have a nice day!

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Let me know if you have any questions.


Federica Montella

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Author: Federica Montella
eToro Popular Investor, food lover and blogger. Stock trader and Popular Investor at eToro. I am on a mission to find the best restaurants and food to eat.