Why Elon Musk's Tesla Is Down Over 10% Since Wednesday

Tesla Inc TSLA shares are trading lower by 3.64% to $278.09 during Friday’s session in possible reaction to Wednesday comments from Fed Chair Powell suggesting there could be a period of lower economic growth and as the broader market reacts to the Fed’s decision to hike rates by 75 bps. An economic slowdown could drive consumers to cut back on discretionary spending.

The company this week also recalled 1.1 million U.S. vehicles over a window automatic reversal system glitch, as per a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) correspondence.

Tesla shares are down some 11.13% since Wednesday’s trading session.

What Happened?

The Federal Reserve raised its target fed funds rate by 0.75% on Wednesday to a new range of between 3% and 3.25%, its third 0.75% rate hike in four months. The Fed said it will continue with its previously announced plan to let Treasury securities and agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities roll off its balance sheet on a monthly basis.

“Inflation remains elevated, reflecting supply and demand imbalances related to the pandemic, higher food and energy prices, and broader price pressures,” the Fed said in a statement…Read More

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