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U.S. Markets Overview

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average 35677.02 73.94 0.21%
COMP NASDAQ Composite Index 15090.20 -125.50 -0.82%
SPX S&P 500 Index 4544.90 -4.88 -0.11%
RUT Russell 2000 Index 2290.17 -6.02 -0.26%
TMUBMUSD10Y U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note 1.645% -0.057

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Some investors are taking this SEC tweet as a signal that a bitcoin futures ETF could get approval imminently

Some bitcoin fans view a new social media post by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's investor education arm, warning about the 'highly speculative' nature of bitcoin, as bullish.

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Coinbase’s stock heads to best day in over 2 months as BTIG reaffirms bullish call, crypto prices climb

Crypto exchange Coinbase is seeing its price surge on Thursday as BTIG analyst Mark Palmer reiterated his buy rating for the company and held its price target at $500.

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With bad ‘red flag’ jokes everywhere, most meme-stock traders are only seeing green

Wednesday was a good day for the OG memes, and a bad day for zero-commission trading apps trying to act cool on Twitter.

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The hedge funds that left wildfire victims holding the bag on PG&E stock

Billionaire David Tepper and his Appaloosa Management led a group of hedge funds netting at least $2 billion by dumping PG&E stock awarded by a bankruptcy court, according to a KQED and the California Newsroom report.

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BofA warns ‘guidance could be ugly’ as companies report on ‘make-or-break quarter’

Investors are turning their focus this week on a 'make-or-break quarter' for company earnings, according to BofA Global Research.

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After hours of chatter around AMC, it’s Koss that comes away King Meme on Tuesday

After being taunted by a mysterious short-seller and getting #AMCSqueeze trending on Tuesday, retail investors push Koss up 25% in the last half hour of trading.

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Jumbo home-loan originations near pre-2008 crisis levels

Lenders are on pace to underwrite about $550 billion of U.S. jumbo home loans this year, a level last seen in the runup to the 2008 global financial crisis, according to BofA Global.

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Earnings are headed for an all-time high, if supply-chain and staffing woes don’t get in the way

Corporate earnings reached a record in the first half of 2021, and analysts expect that the rest of the year will add up to yet another record-breaker. There are some concerns about that path, however.

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Why the new SEC sheriff could be trouble for companies like Tesla

Our call of the day is from Kevin Muir, the editor behind the MacroTourist newsletter. He says markets may be underestimating the force of the new SEC boss.

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For your shopping list: These big tech stocks have dropped as much as 20% over the past month

Hard-hit tech stocks include DocuSign, Adobe, Nvidia and Facebook.

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Tesla Prepares for Wider Release of Its Driver-Assistance Software

Tesla is expanding access to the company’s city-driving tool to some customers. In this video, WSJ explains what’s in the new software and the controversy surrounding its limited release. Photo: Tesla

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More than a quarter of Nasdaq-100 stocks are in bear markets — Wall Street sees a buying opportunity

Big tech stocks down more than 50% from their 52-week highs include Pinduoduo, Baidu, Zoom Video Communications and Peloton.

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The S&P 500’s energy sector was the only port in a raging September storm for stocks

In September, there was the energy sector and then there was everything else. The S&P 500 sector rang up one of the most stunning outperformances in recent memory versus the 10 other sectors that make up the broad-market b...

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Professor who called Dow 20,000 says he’s nervous about trends in inflation that could spark a stock-market correction

Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, on Monday said that a fresh surge in inflation is making him nervous and warned that the accelerating pricing pressures co...

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Meme-stock traders revel in more anti-Citadel and Robinhood drama as old names come back to life

If you wanted to see smiles and the color green on the markets Thursday, memes were definitely a place to look.

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Meme traders see red as heavily-shorted stocks grow scarcer and old names fall

On a bad day for retail investors, the only good news is some potentially bad news for Robinhood.

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Here’s how the stock market has performed in past government shutdowns

Gridlock in Washington is a focus on Wall Street as a potential federal government shutdown looms and lawmakers fight over raising the debt ceiling. Should it be?

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Dow, S&P 500 book modest comeback, but Nasdaq extends skid to 4th day as Treasury yields climb

U.S. stock benchmarks close mostly higher Wednesday, a day after the S&P 500's worst selloff in roughly four months, as rising bond yields spooked investors already bracing for the Federal Reserve to limit its easy-money p...

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These high-flying stocks of 2021 dropped the most on Tuesday

Stocks hit especially hard include Moderna, Nvidia and Google holding company Alphabet.

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How to invest wisely in crypto and meme stocks: Two industry pros weigh in

Mark Hulbert, founder and president of the Hulbert Financial Digest, warns that 'stubborn bullishness' among investors vowing to buy the dip or 'hold on come hell or high water' is a 'hallmark of a market top.'