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As the sun set on Sunday, U.S. stock index futures played it cool, barely budging while investors waited for the Fed’s big decision and some juicy inflation data. After a rough Friday, thanks to a sizzling nonfarm payrolls report that nixed dreams of a September rate cut, the market took a collective deep breath.
S&P 500 Futures held steady at 4,355.75 points, Nasdaq 100 Futures inched up to 19,040.0 points, and Dow Jones Futures stayed put at 38,867.0 points by 19:04 ET (23:04 GMT).
With the Fed’s rate decision and CPI data on the horizon, all eyes are on Wednesday. The central bank is expected to leave interest rates untouched, but any hints about future cuts will be hot gossip, especially with the economy still flexing its muscles. Friday’s nonfarm payrolls highlighted a robust labor market, making Wall Street rethink its September rate cut fantasy, leading to a Friday dip.
Inflation, the Fed’s favorite conundrum, is set to stay above target, prompting the bank to maintain its high-for-longer rate stance. Despite last week’s losses, Wall Street remains near record highs, buoyed by tech titans like NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA).
The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% to 5,346.99 points, the NASDAQ Composite dropped 0.3% to 17,129.90 points, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.2% to 38,798.99 points. High valuations hint at profit-taking, and with dwindling risk appetite before the Fed’s decision, the market’s mood remains cautious. Adding to the mix, political shifts in Europe towards right-wing parties could also shake investor confidence.

Musk Confirms No Model Y Refresh for 2024 as Tesla Faces Market Challenges 

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) won’t be debuting a refreshed Model Y this year, Elon Musk revealed on social media X this Saturday.
“No Model Y ‘refresh’ is coming out this year,” Musk declared, noting that Tesla’s cars are constantly evolving, “so even a car that is 6 months newer will be a little better.”
While Tesla takes its time updating older models, high interest rates have dampened consumer enthusiasm for splurging on big-ticket items. Meanwhile, competitors in China, the world’s largest auto market, are rolling out more affordable alternatives.
For the first time in nearly four years, Tesla’s global vehicle deliveries took a dip in the first quarter.
In 2023, Reuters reported that Tesla was gearing up for a Model Y production overhaul, aiming to kick off in 2024.

Investing on a Monday is like sipping a double espresso while juggling flaming torches—thrilling, slightly hazardous, and a bold way to start the week. You stride into the market with the swagger of someone who just found a twenty-dollar bill on the sidewalk, ready to conquer the world. The weekend’s financial news still fresh in your mind, you make moves that are as daring as they are calculated. Sure, there’s a chance you’ll face a few singed fingers, but with the right strategy, you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank by Friday. After all, fortune favors the brave—or at least those who remember to diversify.