Stocks plunged and volatility raced higher Monday as the market stumbled to start the last week ahead of the election. Rising virus caseloads raised shutdown fears, and hopes of any stimulus before the election dwindled.
Market uncertainty is on the upswing to start the week, with earnings releases from several FAANGs and other tech biggies. Plus stimulus talks appear to have all but broken down ahead of next week's election.
It may be a light trading day in terms of earnings but stimulus hopes, COVID-19 drug approval, and Treasury yields are likely to be the focus of today’s trading.
The market's attention has turned back to the ongoing stimulus talks, with both sides suggesting progress, but also acknowledging differences remain. Meanwhile, Netflix disappoints on earnings, and Tesla reports this afternoon.
It’s the final showdown in Washington on deadline day for a fiscal stimulus. Netflix earnings are up after the closing bell, while tomorrow brings the latest quarterly report from Tesla.
Streaming content giant Netflix is set to report earnings Tuesday. Though COVID-19 has helped keep viewers dialed into its platform, some have raised concern about the general slowdown in the new content pipeline.
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There’s a firmer tone on Wall Street early on after impressive retail sales, strength in Europe, and some positive news on the vaccine front. The question is whether momentum can carry through into the weekend.
Volatility stepped back and stock futures trended higher this morning on new hopes for the airlines to possibly get some fiscal assistance. Two Fed speakers are scheduled for later, and tomorrow brings the latest weekly new jobless claims data.
Overnight news of the president and first lady having tested positive for COVID-19 rocked the pre-market, and a relatively disappointing payrolls number failed to impress in the early going.
Banks, travel, and leisure stocks could get a lift today as investors sense better chances of another fiscal stimulus package emerging from Washington. Meanwhile, jobless claims remain high ahead of tomorrow’s payrolls report.
It’s been a wild year so far with the pandemic, and now a presidential election is just a few weeks away. Between election news, earnings season, and hopes for a vaccine, October seems to promise plenty of action. And volatility.
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