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As retail sales show a rebound, U.S.-China trade talks come closer to the signing of a phase one deal, and with most of the third quarter earnings out of the way, investor sentiment appears to be more stable as we head toward the holiday season.
It was another impressive quarter from Walmart and the company’s guidance points to a healthy holiday shopping season. That said, there’s some caution overall in the market today as bonds continue to rise and jobless claims come in above expectations.
Today, investors are scheduled to get the second major economic speech in as many days as the Federal Reserve chief will follow comments from President Trump that didn’t have much impact on the market.
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.
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