5 things to know before the stock market opens on Tuesday


Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. The Nasdaq is ready to sink again as Big Tech slips again

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.


US equity futures were mostly lower on Tuesday, indicating a 1.8% drop in the Nasdaq, a day after the index fell nearly 2.5% in its worst one-day drop in near a month. Tech stocks continued to slide in Tuesday’s pre-market, with Apple down 2% after closing nearly 3% lower on Monday.

Dow Home Depot shares fell 2% in pre-market trading over fears that sales gains from the Covid pandemic might last. A drop in inventories of this magnitude would significantly hurt modest gains since the start of the year.

The S&P 500 on Monday fell nearly 0.8%, in a fifth straight decline, its worst streak in nearly a year. The Dow Jones Industrial Averaged Index held up Monday’s decline, closing slightly higher. He does it again Tuesday morning. All three stock indexes remained stronger this month.

2. Bond yields rose ahead of Powell’s testimony this week

As part of a commissioned biannual economic testimony, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is traveling to Capitol Hill twice this week, appearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and before the Finance Services Committee on Wednesday. Bedroom. Rising bond yields and accompanying inflation fears add a higher level of concern around Powell’s remarks. The 10-year Treasury yield, which moves inversely to price, was slightly lower on Tuesday morning. But it has been rising lately and is trading around 1.36%. It was as high as 1.39% on Monday, the highest in about a year.

3. Bitcoin drops below $ 50,000; Tesla shares fall again

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Bitcoin plunged 9% on Tuesday morning, falling below $ 50,000. The world’s largest digital currency, still up 60% this year, hit an all-time high of over $ 58,000 on Sunday. Price fluctuations of more than 10% are not a rarity in the crypto markets. Bitcoin has already climbed to nearly $ 20,000 in 2017 before losing 80% the following year. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned of such wild swings on Monday.

Shares of Tesla, which earlier this month revealed an investment in bitcoin, fell a further 4.5% on Tuesday’s pre-market. The title fell more than 8.5% Monday in its largest drop since late September. Certainly, other tech stocks also suffered heavy losses on Monday. Ahead of trading on Tuesday, shares of electric automaker Elon Musk rose just 1.25% this year. However, in the past 12 months, Tesla has grown by almost 300%.

4. Home Depot, Macy’s Reports Better Than Expected Quarterly Results

A Home Depot store is seen in Washington, DC, August 18, 2020.


The Home Depot’s fourth quarter earnings and revenue exceeded expectations, with consumers investing more money in home improvement due to the pandemic and the strength of the real estate market. However, shares fell on comments from The Home Depot’s chief financial officer, wondering how long the pandemic would last and how that might influence consumer spending.

People wear masks as they walk through Herald Square on January 8, 2021 in New York City.

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Macy’s shares rose more than 1% in the pre-market after the retailer reported its first quarterly profit in a year. Fourth-quarter revenue also exceeded estimates, as the company’s efforts to reduce inventory during the holiday quarter and rely less on large discounts paid off. Ahead of Tuesday’s trading, Macy’s shares have risen 35% this year, although they have struggled for the past 12 months.

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5. Electric car maker led by ex-Tesla engineer goes public

The Lucid Air sedan, which is slated to go into production next year at a plant under construction in Arizona.


Electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors plans to go public with a combined stock valuation of $ 11.75 billion through a reverse merger with a blank check company. The deal between California-based Lucid and Churchill Capital Corp IV is the most significant in a series of mergers involving EV companies and special purpose acquisition companies. CCIV shares fell more than 30% in the pre-market. But speculation about the deal has pushed SPAC stock to 470% this year alone. Lucid is led by former Tesla Engineering Director and automotive veteran Peter Rawlinson.

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