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DJIA Futures: -242 (-0.6%)

SPX Futures: -40 (-0.8%)

NASDAQ Futures: -183 (-1.1%)

Good morning friends!

Futures are dropping as the new year of trade begins on Wall Street.

Let’s get right to it!

Stocks Drop, Yields Climb

The major indexes are all falling ahead of the open as yields rise to kick off the New Year. 

The 10-year Treasury yield is up 9 basis points at 3.97% while the 2-year yield is 10 basis points higher at 4.36%.

The market is widely expecting the Fed to approve its first rate cut at the second meeting of the year, with over 69% of traders anticipating a cut on March 20. 

This will be an important week of data for that outlook on the Fed’s plans. 

The Labor Department reports job openings for November on Wednesday, ADP releases its private employment report for December on Thursday, and the official December jobs report will be out Friday morning. 

Apple Drops After Barclays Downgrade

Apple (AAPL) shares are falling 2.3% in premarket trade after Barclays downgraded the stock to underweight. 

The group trimmed its price target to $160 from $161 due to “lackluster” sales of the iPhone 15, specifically in China.  

In a note, Barclays analyst Tim Long wrote, “We are still picking up weakness on iPhone volumes and mix, as well as a lack of bounce-back in Macs, iPads and wearables.”

Long said he expects that weakness in hardware sales to continue.

Tesla Tops Q4 Delivery Estimates

Tesla (TSLA) shares are up 0.9% ahead of the open after reporting stronger-than-expected deliveries in Q4. 

The electric automaker says it delivered 484,507 vehicles in the final three months of 2023 and produced 494,989. 

That topped analysts’ estimates for 477,000 Q4 deliveries. 

461,538 of the vehicles delivered in the quarter were Model 3 and Model Y cars. 

The number brings Tesla’s total deliveries for the year to 1,808,581 while production totaled 1,845,985. 

That was better than the company’s own forecast for 1.8 million in deliveries and represents 38% year over year growth in deliveries and 35% production growth. 

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