The First Trade

The First Trade

The First Trade, anchored by Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi , is Yahoo Finance's market preview and opening bell show, bringing you the headlines expected to drive the day's market action. We'll bring you the biggest stories of the day, get you caught up before the bell rings and then bring you up-to-the-minute news to start the trading day. Live at 9:00am ET.

Investors eyeing Fed minutes for clues on the economy

  • Top news bites: August 21
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    Top news bites: August 21

    Here’s Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus with a look at today’s top headlines.

  • Walmart sues Tesla over solar-panel rooftop fires
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    Walmart sues Tesla over solar-panel rooftop fires

    Walmart is suing Tesla with claims that the company’s solar panels caused roof fires to break out at seven Walmart stores. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus and Brian Sozzi discuss.

  • Lowe’s tops estimates on strong spring demand
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    Lowe’s tops estimates on strong spring demand

    Lowe’s second-quarter earnings and revenue beat Wall Street expectations, causing the stock to surge more than 12% in premarket trading. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus, Brian Sozzi and Heidi Chung discuss.

  • Target raises guidance after Q2 results beat expectations
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    Target raises guidance after Q2 results beat expectations

    Shares of Target are surging, after the retailer posted second-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus, Brian Sozzi and Heidi Chung discuss.

  • 'We're at a pretty big inflection point' ahead of FOMC minutes, Jackson hole
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    'We're at a pretty big inflection point' ahead of FOMC minutes, Jackson hole

    "We're at a pretty big inflection point in the market," Shawn Gibson, Liquid Strategies CIO tells Yahoo Finance's The First Trade. He goes on to say "investors are keeping their eyes on the FOMC minutes" this week. Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, Jared Blikre and Gibson

  • Apple TV+ will launch in November, competing with Disney+ rollout
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    Apple TV+ will launch in November, competing with Disney+ rollout

    Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous, and Dan Howley discuss the upcoming launch of Apple TV+ and how it will compete with the other streaming giants including the upcoming rollout of Disney's new streaming service.

  • Companies to Watch: Baidu posts earnings beat, Southwest cuts down on routes, new details on Disney+
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    Companies to Watch: Baidu posts earnings beat, Southwest cuts down on routes, new details on Disney+

    Baidu, Southwest Airlines, U.S. Steel, Elanco and Disney are the companies to watch.

  • Endo, Allergan could avoid trial with Ohio over opioid crisis
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    Endo, Allergan could avoid trial with Ohio over opioid crisis

    Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous, and Alexis Keenan discuss the impending settlement between the state of Ohio and two pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis.

  • US warns Greece over Iranian oil tanker, Aramco picks lead underwriters
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    US warns Greece over Iranian oil tanker, Aramco picks lead underwriters

    The U.S. is warning Greece against hosting the Iranian oil tanker at the heart of an international dispute, and Saudi Aramco has reportedly chosen Lazard and Moelis as the investment firms to lead its IPO. Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre has Tuesday's commodities report.

  • Investors should prepare for a U.S. recession
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    Investors should prepare for a U.S. recession

    Talks of a recession are top of mind on Wall Street lately as investors look for different indicators for clues about when a recession might hit. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous discuss.

  • Home Depot reports mixed quarter, Kohl's posted earnings beat
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    Home Depot reports mixed quarter, Kohl's posted earnings beat

    Retail earnings are out this morning, and many big names are reporting mixed quarters. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous, and Emily McCormick discuss earnings for Home Depot,Kohl’s and TJ Maxx.

  • Slipping RV sales used as economic warning sign
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    Slipping RV sales used as economic warning sign

    Forget the bond market, some economists are looking to the RV market for signs of an impending recession. Shipments of recreational vehicles are down so far this year, according to the RV Industry Association. So what does that tell us about the economy? Indiana University Business Professor, Kyle Anderson

  • Top news bites: August 20
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    Top news bites: August 20

    Here’s Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus with a look at today’s top headlines.

  • States reportedly moving ahead with big tech probe
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    States reportedly moving ahead with big tech probe

    Some of the U.S.’s biggest tech names are facing new scrutiny this morning. A group of state attorneys general are reportedly looking to launch their own investigation into Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christorforus, Brian Sozzi and Dan Howley discuss.

  • Huawei founder speaks out on trade war and restrictions
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    Huawei founder speaks out on trade war and restrictions

    As the White House tries to deter a recession, it's also doing everything to win the trade war against China. And while Chinese tech giant Huawei remains a focal point of the trade talks, the company's founder explained to the Associated Press that it isn't worried about any restrictions.

  • Conflicting reports on President Trump trying to boost the economy
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    Conflicting reports on President Trump trying to boost the economy

    The markets may still be at record highs, but that may not be good enough for the White House. According to reports, the Trump administration is looking at ways to stop a weakening economy, and a temporary payroll tax cut might be under consideration. However, Bloomberg is reporting that payroll tax

  • Companies to Watch: Big quarter for Estée Lauder, major addition for Uber, Tesla to rent out solar panels
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    Companies to Watch: Big quarter for Estée Lauder, major addition for Uber, Tesla to rent out solar panels

    Estée Lauder, Uber, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and Nvidia are the companies to watch.

  • Fed needs to be “much more aggressive” at Jackson Hole
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    Fed needs to be “much more aggressive” at Jackson Hole

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi and Jared Blikre talk to Kathy Jones, Chief Fixed Income Strategist at Charles Schwab, and Stephen Guilfoyle, President of Sarge 986, around the opening bell on Monday.

  • Powell expected to signal more rate cuts at Fed conference
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    Powell expected to signal more rate cuts at Fed conference

    The Federal reserve is holding its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week, where Fed Chair Jerome Powell is set to speak and likely impact the markets. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Brian Cheung discuss what we can expect at the conference.

  • Drone attack stokes oil market fears
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    Drone attack stokes oil market fears

    Oil stocks are getting a lot of attention this morning after an apparent drone attack in Saudi Arabia. Yahoo Finance’s Jared Blikre breaks down the details in today’s commodities report.

  • Americans owe about $1.6T in student loans
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    Americans owe about $1.6T in student loans

    As the race to the 2020 election heats up, abolishing student debt is a major talking point among some democratic candidates. But a recent study by the National Association for Business Economics shows that forgiving student debt would have a negative impact on the economy. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus

  • Top economists increasingly predict recession by 2021
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    Top economists increasingly predict recession by 2021

    Many of the nation's top economists do see a recession hitting by 2021, according to the latest survey from the National Association of Business Economics. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus, Brian Sozzi and Rick Newman discuss.

  • Top news bites: August 19
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    Top news bites: August 19

    Here’s Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus with a look at today’s top headlines.

  • Futures signal higher open with Estée Lauder, Weibo and Target in the green
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    Futures signal higher open with Estée Lauder, Weibo and Target in the green

    Estée Lauder and Chinese social media giant Weibo both post an earnings beat and Target announces the launch of its new private food label “Good & Gather.” Yahoo Finance’s Ines Ferre reports on today's market movers and more from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Huawei reportedly to get 90 day extension to buy from U.S.
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    Huawei reportedly to get 90 day extension to buy from U.S.

    Parag Khanna, author of “The Future is Asian,” joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus and Brian Sozzi to dig deeper into the ongoing trade war, and the future of Huawei.