Stocks So Far in 2023
What is it?
This is the Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF (VT) as of Thursday evening after the markets closed. VT is shown on a daily candlestick chart beginning around the start of the year.
Why does it matter?
As we can see, prices have risen since the start of the year. So far they peaked on February 2, 2023. Since then the value of VT has come down slightly. We will be tracking if the price moves closer to $85 per share like it was at the beginning of the year. Alternatively, if the price shoots up above $95 per share that would be a new high for the year and a sign of continuing appreciation.
Nvidia Gains More Traction as AI Evolves
What is it?
Nvidia had some bad news last week when it reported a 21% year-over-year revenue decline for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. However, as mentioned in previous market insights, bad news isn’t always all bad. Nvidia actually outperformed the broader market following their earnings report and comments by their CEO. “Shares of the graphics chip maker Nvidia (NVDA) rose more than 14% Thursday.”*
Why does it matter?
Nvidia isn’t seeing great returns from the past year, but they are well positioned to grow. Demand for “heavy-duty processing power that Nvidia’s chips are more than well suited for” is increasing with the growth of AI. Along with that, Nvidia is also involved in cloud computing, gaming, and data centers.* Their CEO sees the present time as an “inflection point” for AI as growth is expected to speed up.*
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*Daniel Howley. “Nvidia is tying its future to AI at just the right time”. 2/23/23. https://news.yahoo.com/nvidia-is-tying-its-future-to-ai-at-just-the-right-time-195455376.html
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