5 issues to know earlier than the inventory market opens Monday, July 12

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

1. Dow will pull back from Friday’s record high

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

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Dow futures fallen more than 100 points on Monday, indicating a retreat on Wall Street for that 30-share average from Friday’s record high. The Dow ended last week up 448 points, or 1.3%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also gained about 1% each, with both logging records also being closed. Friday’s rally, which reversed a wide sell-off in the previous session, was enough to bring all three benchmarks into positive territory for last week.

Before the main inflation reports on Tuesday and Wednesday – and the question of whether the US Federal Reserve believes the increasing price pressure is temporary – the 10-year government bond yield fell to around 1.33% on Monday. The benchmark yield fell to 1.25% on Thursday, a level not seen since February. The 10-year yield hit a 14-month high of 1.78% in March. It started at less than 1% in 2021.

2. Banks are starting what is expected to be an incredible profitable season

A combined file photo shows Wells Fargo, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.


The reporting season for the second quarter gets going this week – and if estimates suggest incredible growth, such results could confirm a market that continues to easily shake off all concerns about its steady rise to record highs. S&P 500 companies’ earnings are expected to increase 65% over the same period last year during the depths of the Covid pandemic in the April-June quarter, according to Refinitiv. The banks start the quarterly reporting JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs on Tuesday; Bank of America, City group and Wells Fargo On Wednesday; and Morgan Stanley on Thursday.

3. Richard Branson hits Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk into space

Billionaire Richard Branson reacts aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity passenger rocket plane after reaching the edge of space over Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the United States, July 11, 2021, in a video still Has.

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Richard Branson, after almost 17 years of development and investing over a billion dollars in Virgo galactic, has fulfilled his dream of space. Speaking from the cabin of his spaceship on Sunday, Branson described the flight as the “Complete experience of a lifetime.” After landing, he said, “I’ve dreamed of this moment since I was a child, and frankly, nothing could prepare you for seeing Earth from space.”

Jeff Bezos should be on the first flight of his space company Blue Origin on July 20th. Start in front of Bezos and Elon Musk, Branson was the first of the multi-billion dollar space company founders to fly his own spacecraft. The Wall Street Journal said Musk bought a ticket for a future Virgin Galactic flight. Neither Musk nor its space company SpaceX immediately responded to CNBC for comment.

4. Pfizer meets with US officials about the Covid booster vaccination

New Yorkers, 12 and older, will be vaccinated on June 13, 2021 at the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in the Bronx of New York City, United States.

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Pfizer plans to meet with senior U.S. health officials on Monday to make his case for federal approval of a third dose of its Covid vaccine. On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci didn’t deny the opportunity but said it was too early for the government to recommend another injection. president Joe Biden‘s senior medical advisor said clinical studies and laboratory data do not yet have to fully demonstrate the need for a refresher on the current two-step Pfizer Modern Vaccines or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson Regime. Fauci said the CDC and FDA did the right thing by rejecting Pfizer’s testimony last week calling for another shot.

5. China’s tech companies have been caught in a government crackdown

A symbol of TikTok (Douyin) is pictured at The Place shopping mall at dusk on August 22, 2020 in Beijing, China.

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In the recent aftermath of the Chinese government’s crackdown on the country’s tech companies, the owner of TikTok has reportedly put its offshore IPO plans on hold. ByteDance took a different approach than the Chinese ride hailing giant I have, which was listed in the US in late June when it was warned by the Chinese government, according to the Wall Street Journal.

China’s market regulator said on Saturday it would block Tencent’s plan to merge the country’s two leading video game streaming sites, Huya and DouYu, for antitrust reasons. Tencent is Huyais the largest shareholder with 36.9% and owns over a third of DouYu. Both companies are listed in the United States and have a combined market value of $ 5.3 billion.

– Reuters contributed to this report. Follow the entire market like a pro CNBC Pro. Find out about the pandemic with CNBC’s coronavirus coverage.