Nasdaq Index, Dow Jones, S&P 500 News: TSMC Surges On Strong Q2 Results, Boosting Tech Sector

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Taiwan Semiconductor Outperforms Expectations

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reported impressive second-quarter results, with revenue reaching T$673.51 billion, surpassing analyst expectations of T$654.27 billion. The company, a key supplier to AI giants like Nvidia and Apple, saw its shares rise 2% on the news. TSMC’s strong performance underscores the robust demand in the semiconductor sector, particularly in advanced technologies driving AI applications.

Tesla Gets Boost from Goldman Sachs

In other corporate news, Tesla charged ahead with a nearly 1% gain after Goldman Sachs boosted its price target. 3M Company slipped 1.2% following news of its finance chief’s departure. Carvana accelerated 4.5% on a Needham upgrade, while plummeted over 25% after slashing its full-year revenue outlook and announcing its CEO’s exit.

Market Outlook: Cautious Optimism with a Bullish Edge

The market sentiment leans cautiously optimistic with a slight bullish tilt. The upcoming CPI and PPI data will likely be game-changers in shaping the short-term market direction. Cooler inflation figures could cement expectations for a September rate cut, potentially fueling further market gains. However, traders should remain alert, as excessively cool data might spark concerns about economic growth.

As Powell’s testimony continues and key economic reports loom, traders are advised to stay vigilant and ready to adjust their strategies in response to these market-moving events.