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Prepare yourselves for the spectacle, folks! Jerome Powell is poised to step into the monetary policy arena once again, wielding his verbal prowess like a seasoned bard. Now, while we don’t anticipate his words to be laced with the same melodramatic warnings of “pain” reminiscent of a tragic opera from last year, there is a faint buzz of concern in the air. Whispers abound that he might just be warming up to the idea of cranking those interest rates up a notch, sending the financial world into a tizzy that even caffeine can’t match.

Goldman Sachs, that venerable oracle of financial forecasts, hints that Chair Powell won’t be raining down gloom and doom this time around. No, no, the warning sirens may have taken a well-deserved break. Instead, it seems our virtuoso of monetary management will be serenading us with a tune of “seeing the job through.” Ah, yes, the alluring refrain of commitment and responsibility, a melody that has central bankers and investors swaying in unison.

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Stock market today: Dow slips as consumer staples, energy fall to offset tech

The Dow closed lower Monday as weakness in consumer staples and energy offset an Nvidia-led rebound in tech despite a jump in Treasury yields to 16-year highs ahead of potential clues on monetary policy later this week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1%, 37 points, Nasdaq rose 1.6%, and the S&P 500 rose 0.7%.

Nvidia leads surge in Technology ahead of results

Tech stocks were led higher by a more than 8% surge in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) ahead of the chipmaker’s quarterly results due Wednesday.

Nvidia has been riding the wave of AI optimism since surprising Wall Street with blowout guidance in the fiscal quarter.

Treasury yields hit more than decade high ahead of Jackson Hole

Treasury yields started the week on the front foot, with the 10-year Treasury yield surging to a more than 16-year high as investors anticipate that Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell may hint that further work is likely needed to slow inflation following recent signs of healthy economic growth.

Tesla surges on Wall Street praise

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose more than 7% as investors bought a recent dip in the electric vehicle maker on the heels of fresh positive remarks from Wall Street.

Baird placed Tesla on its ‘best ideas’ list, outlining several tailwinds — including the Cybertruck launch, the wider adoption of self-driving software, and ongoing growth in the energy business – that could overshadow concerns about softer margins from recent price cuts.

Palo Alto shines on earnings stage

Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ:PANW) rose more than 14% after the software maker reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and annual guidance that topped Wall Street estimates.

Energy, consumer staples stumble

Energy stocks including Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) and Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), were pressured by weaker oil prices as worries about the demand outlook continued amid a stuttering economy in China.

Consumer staples, which tend to serve as a bond proxy given the sector’s steady dividends, were also hurt by the surge in yields, with Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), and Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) among the biggest decliners in the sector.

Source: Investing.com

Continental considers sell-off of ContiTech car business – manager magazin

German auto parts supplier Continental is considering the sale of the car division currently bundled within ContiTech, manager magazin reported on Monday, citing company sources.

The possible sale would be part of a wider reorganisation of the company being planned by Supervisory Board Chairman Wolfgang Reitzle and the executive board around CEO Nikolai Setzer, the publication added, citing the sources.

Continental has taken a series of steps in recent years to restructure and boost profitability as its market capitalisation tumbled to 13 billion euros ($14.17 billion) from 50 billion in 2018.

Shares in Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) took a nosedive in the early morning market dance on Tuesday. The sporty stock lost over a sixth of its value before the sun even fully stretched its rays, all thanks to the company’s deflating annual earnings outlook and an underwhelming second quarter income report.

In the freshest page of its financial diary, Dick’s executed some brutal edits to its income per share forecast. The numbers went from an initially confident range of $12.90 to $13.80 to a more uncertain $11.33 to $12.13. It’s like they traded their running shoes for flip-flops, taking a sudden detour off the high-performance track.

Investing wisely is like assembling a gourmet sandwich – you need the right ingredients, a balanced spread, and a knack for timing. It’s about choosing stocks that sizzle, bonds that provide the perfect crunch, and diversification that layers flavors in your portfolio like a culinary masterpiece. So, whether you’re grilling up growth stocks or savoring the slow-cooked dividends, remember: smart investing is the art of making your money work for you, with a sprinkle of foresight and a dash of financial flavor.