The Fed meeting didn’t bring any surprises, with the Fed keeping rates unchanged and vowing to continue its bond-buying program. There aren’t any new signs that tapering of that program is anywhere near.
With a Fed meeting concluding and Apple and Facebook results in the wings this afternoon, trading might be slow ahead of the news crush. The 10-year yield starts the day higher after a mixed overnight session for major indices.
It’s such a busy week that the start of today’s Fed meeting may be third on the list of importance behind big Tech earnings and the government’s first estimate of Q1 GDP on Thursday. Alphabet and Microsoft highlight the earnings calendar this afternoon.
This morning, trading seems pretty subdued ahead of a big week. That’s probably to be expected as Wall Street tends to look to earnings for a snapshot of the recent past and guidance for future performance.
We've entered the wheelhouse of corporate earnings season, and volatility seems to be returning to the market. Word of a new capital gains tax plan yesterday certainly didn't help.
It's earnings season, and volatility seems to be returning. Amid a global setback in the pandemic fight, stock indices look to be starting out on the back foot again. But we'll see plenty of data releases and earnings reports over the next few days.
So far, stocks look like they could be on pace to be down two days in a row for the first time this month. The culprit appears to be concerns about growing virus cases in India and South America. The pressure comes despite mostly solid earnings results.
The earnings parade gathers steam this week, starting with IBM and CocaCola today and followed by Netflix tomorrow. Airlines are another industry dominating this week’s reporting schedule.
The new week picks up where the old one left off—with markets in slow motion ahead of earnings season. Big banks including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and other megabanks report later in the week.
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