(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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Equities futures were pointing to a possible higher opening for U.S. stocks Tuesday morning as the 10-year Treasury yield paused just below 3%. Earnings also appear to be helping equities futures.
The week begins with the 10-year yield near 3% for the first time since early 2014. Meanwhile, it's one of the busiest earnings weeks of the season, and the ECB also meets.
Earnings remain the focus early Friday as investors peruse results from General Electric (GE) and Honeywell (HON). OPEC meets this weekend and a boatload of earnings next week.
Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL, GOOG) reports first-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Monday, April 23. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its report.
U.S. equities futures were slightly lower Thursday morning as the market was a bit directionless, waiting for more news after yesterday’s mixed finish.
General Electric (GE) reports earnings before market open on Friday, April 20, as CEO John Flannery continues to navigate the company through its turnaround strategy.
Morgan Stanley rounded out big bank earnings season by beating Wall Street's expectations, and volatility has really started falling over the last week.
In early trading Tuesday, markets are following through after yesterday's rally. Meanwhile, crude oil, volatility have ebbed on the easing of Mideast tensions and strong earnings.
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