5 issues to know earlier than the inventory market opens Feb. 26, 2021

Here are the top news, trends, and analysis investors need to get their trading day started:

1. Stocks try to bounce off the tech-driven router on Thursday

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


US stock futures were troubled as tech stocks tried to rebound Thursday router that drew the Nasdaq 3.5% decrease in worst daily output since October. Tesla fell slightly again on the Friday before the market, a day after falling 8% in a brutal week. The Dow Jones industry average Thursday fell 559 points, or 1.8%, from a record high the previous session. The Dow had its worst day in nearly a month, and that too S&P 500that lost almost 2.5%. The sell-off was due to the rapid rise in bond yields.

All three stock benchmarks tracked weekly losses. Before the last day of trading in February, the Nasdaq held onto a profit for the month, which started off strong. The Nasdaq fell nearly 7% from its record high February 12. The Dow and S&P 500 remained solidly in the green all month. However, the S&P 500 was nearly 2.7% below its last record high, also on February 12.

2. The yield on 10-year government bonds has fallen slightly from the high for the year

The 10 year treasury yield pulled back on Friday morning but stayed above 1.4% after rising to 1.6% in the previous session, its highest level since February 2020 and more than 0.5% since late January. The rise in 10-year return, which serves as a benchmark for mortgage rates and auto loans, was driven by expectations of improving economic conditions with coronavirus vaccine adoption and fears of higher inflation.

A new round of government business reviewsPersonal income, approved in December, reached its largest monthly gain since April 2020, although inflation remained low. The Commerce Department reported Friday morning that January personal income rose 10%, slightly exceeding expectations. Personal consumption expenditure inflation was in line with estimates of 1.5%.

3rd house to hand over Covid bill; Senate official says no minimum wage

Service workers will vote in Washington on January 26, 2021, to introduce the wage increase law, which includes a minimum wage of $ 15 for workers with tips.

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Inflation concerns are fueled by the thought that the Covid economic bill is $ 1.9 trillion – that is seen past the house on Friday – in addition to accelerating growth, the economy could overheat. Democrats on Capitol Hill are trying to enforce their relief efforts, including raising the federal minimum wage to $ 15 an hour, without support from the GOP. However, a key impartial official, the Senate MP, ruled that Democrats cannot include the minimum wage increase in the bill. The decision means the Senate will likely pass a different version of the bill than the House and the officials will have to approve the plan a second time.

4. FDA panel votes on J & J’s single-shot Covid vaccine

A health care worker fills a syringe from a vial with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus as South Africa continues its vaccination campaign at Klerksdorp Hospital on February 18, 2021.

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An important advisory body to the FDA is set to vote Friday whether to recommend approval from Johnson & Johnson ‘s unique emergency Covid vaccine that would pave the way for a third preventive treatment in the United States. While the full FDA doesn’t have to follow the recommendation of the vaccines committee, it often does. For similar inquiries from Pfizer and Modern For vaccines, the FDA approved these companies’ two-shot regulations a day after the panel of external medical advisors endorsed approval for the emergency.

5. DoorDash stock falls after the company dropped its first results since going public

A DoorDash Inc. delivery bag lies on the floor of Chef Geoff’s restaurant in Washington, DC

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As more Americans get vaccinated and the economy continues to open fully, businesses like With the Dashwho benefited from home trading could be hurt. In its first report as a publicly traded company, the grocery delivery company announced to shareholders that it is expecting some of the tailwind it has seen from home orders in the United States will turn around once The country is getting the virus under control. Shares were down 10% on the Friday before going public. Even with that drop, DoorDash would have been up nearly 50% from its offering price of $ 102 per share in December. While DoorDash posted fourth quarter revenue of $ 970 million late Thursday, beating estimates, it also recorded an adjusted loss per share of $ 2.67.

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