(Wednesday Market Open) After several days of tumbling amid trade war fears, markets look like they’re ready to possibly rebound a little Wednesday. Strength in European and Asian indices overnight could help provide some traction, and a slight pullback in bond prices might indicate more willingness among investors to embrace risk.
At the same time, volatility faded a bit, with the Cboe VIX falling back below 13 after rising above 14 earlier this week.
Despite these positive developments and a rally in pre-market trading, there’s no major change on the trade front that’s helped pin down stocks over the last few days. Maybe after a six-day losing streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI), people are simply engaged in some bargain hunting. Whether this can give the market a lift that lasts is unclear. We shall see.
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Caterpillar's strong results today gave the market a positive early spin, but rising commodity costs and a falling dollar are both stories to watch.
GE and Ford earnings are both in the spotlight today, while the dollar weakened to new three-year lows after comments from the Trump team.
Markets mostly treading in record territory again; Earnings, Davos on tap
The government shutdown is center stage today but markets seem to be reacting modestly. Key earnings after close include NFLX.
Attention turns squarely to Washington, D.C., today as the government tries to fend off a potential shutdown. The deadline is tonight.
After rallying to new record highs, stocks look ready to pause Thursday. Morgan Stanley results and government shutdown fears in the news.
Markets fight in early going to reverse yesterday's wild swings and losses; Dow on track to cross 27,000. Again. But could it hang on today?
It's been only seven sessions since Dow passed 25,000. If it closes above 26,000 today, tomorrow or even this week, it's on track for a history-making event.
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