Stocks Pause As They Wait For The Big Fed Meeting on October 30
The stock market fell slightly on October 29 as investors anxiously await the big FOMC meeting tomorrow afternoon.

Stocks Pause As They Wait For The Big Fed Meeting on October 30

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October 29

Stock mentions: FB, AAPL, TSLA, AMD, GOOGL


Stocks finished lower by ten bps. Technology was a hit a bit hard with the Nasdaq down by 60 basis points. There is not much that changed based on today’s price action.

S&P 500, spx

The Fed

The big event happens tomorrow with the FOMC set to decide on rates at 2 PM. The CME Group is projecting a 97.3% chance of a rate cut tomorrow. There should be no surprises tomorrow. The question is, how does Powell position future rate cuts? At this point, the market is not expecting a rate cut in December. So anything that suggests more rate cuts will be viewed as a positive. I think the Fed will use the opportunity the market is giving it and pause here for a bit.

Facebook (FB)

Facebook continues to test resistance at $191, and I still think there is a good chance this stock trades lower towards $181 in the days ahead.

facebook, fb

Tesla (TSLA)

Tesla fell some today, and don’t be surprised if it continues to fall back to $300. It is fine and healthy.

tesla, tsla


Apple (AAPL)

I’d be thrilled if Apple could fall back to $237 before the company reports tomorrow night, and then pops after results. That would be the best-case scenario.

apple, aapl


I am completely shocked that AMD can trade higher in the after-hours following an inline quarter on the top and bottom, and a slight miss on guidance. The way this stock traded higher into the quarter, it should have had a big beat or something more than inline. Shocking. Enjoy it, it won’t last. Support comes around $31.40



Yet, Alphabet trades down all day, on basically a non-operational line item. I give up!

See you tomorrow.

Oh wait, now AMD is falling –that’s more like it!


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