Disney shares are up solidly in the premarket after delivering solid earnings and subscription numbers. Meanwhile, an analyst downgrade of Apple has some questioning whether the recent runup in tech shares has gotten ahead of itself.
Today’s post-session earnings lineup includes results from Disney and Wynn Resorts. However, we’re about three-quarters of the way through earnings season, and some of the investor focus seems to be turning back toward worrisome virus headlines.
In addition to earnings, investors will be focused on any news from Washington that has to do with the next round of stimulus. Another piece of information expected today is ISM manufacturing data.
Stocks have a slightly stronger tone this morning after FAANGs reported blowout quarters late yesterday. Still, it’s unclear if the market can build on their momentum, with major indices fading a bit ahead of the opening bell. Focus could be on Congress and any last-minute stimulus moves.
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Eyes turn toward Washington today as tech executives testify to Congress while the Fed meeting wraps up. Facebook reports after the close, and lots of other earnings reports are being digested this morning.
As expected, Fed decides to keep interest rates unchanged. There was a slight optimistic tone from Chairman Powell in his discussion of the overall financial situation, which appears to be showing signs of improvement.
The earnings barrage continues, gold makes a new high, and eyes turn to the Federal Reserve—specifically Wednesday's post-meeting press conference—for clues on the central bank's economic and policy outlook.
It’s the busiest earnings week of the year, and that’s not all. There’s a Fed meeting and congressional debate of a fresh stimulus, too. The market is coming off its first negative week in the last four.
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In addition to earnings, investors remain focused on the virus situation and stimulus news. Tensions between the U.S. and China are back in focus and could put further pressure on the stock markets as the week comes to a close.
After starting off with some optimism, the tables turned Thursday morning after higher than expected initial jobless claims. Investors continue to digest Tesla and Microsoft, while awaiting Intel after the close.
The day begins with mounting tensions between the U.S. and China providing some pressure. All eyes are likely to turn toward Tesla, and to some extent Microsoft, later on as those two report after the close.
Yesterday’s strong performance looks like it could spill over into today’s trading as equity futures are up ahead of the open. Focus will be on earnings and any signs of progress on a coronavirus vaccine.
With little in the way of major economic data this week, investors might be looking toward Washington and corporate earnings reports to provide a fresh catalyst.
Stocks look like they’re attempting a comeback early Friday after yesterday’s virus-related weakness. However, bonds are up and crude is down, possible signs that caution continues.
There’s a full menu for investors today as Netflix awaits after the close. This morning includes earnings from Bank of America and Morgan Stanley, along with retail sales and jobless claims. Market has a weak tone early, but pattern lately has been to bounce back.
Sentiment seems to have shifted markedly since Monday, as some good news on the vaccine front, combined with an upbeat start to earnings season, helped turn things around after a rough start to the week.
Earnings season starts with JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup reporting today. Although earnings were less than year-ago results, some of the stocks in the Financial sector seem to be moving up. The big question is if the broader markets will trade above critical support levels.
Earnings week starts with a green tone despite caseloads spiking in Florida over the weekend. There’s optimism about possible treatments and vaccines, and China’s market was up again earlier Monday.
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