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WMT earnings are expected to be modestly higher over the year-ago results.
Although an easing of trade tensions is one of the reasons that has helped lift stocks to record highs recently, a much-discussed partial deal has yet to be signed. So investors will likely be tuning in to President Trump’s speech later today when he's expected to address the Economic Club of New York at a luncheon.
The week looks like it might get off to a soft start following overseas losses amid Hong Kong and trade jitters. Still, the market is in healthy shape, and Walmart earnings later this week are a possible highlight.
It looks like a flat to slightly lower open Friday in what might be a “maintenance” kind of session where just keeping this week’s gains could seem like a victory. Trade and Disney remain front and center.
Retailers prepare to open their books as Q3 earnings season nears its end.
Thursday begins with the market apparently in turn-around mode after huffing and puffing a little yesterday. Positive trade news could help, and Disney reports after the close.
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