The First Trade

The First Trade

The First Trade anchored by Alexis Christoforous 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.

Futures jump as Goldman, Bank of America beat earnings

  • Stocks slide as weak China trade data triggers global growth concerns
    Yahoo Finance Video 17 hours ago

    Stocks slide as weak China trade data triggers global growth concerns

    Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith on the stocks making headlines in premarket trading.

  • The major overhaul that may be coming to retail
    Yahoo Finance Video 18 hours ago

    The major overhaul that may be coming to retail

    Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi discusses the current retail revolution with Joe Jensen, Intel vice president.

  • Poshmark CEO says ‘business is growing rapidly’
    Yahoo Finance Video 21 hours ago

    Poshmark CEO says ‘business is growing rapidly’

    At the end of 2018, Poshmark hit $1B worth of transactions and was reportedly worth over $650M. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi sits down with Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra to discuss.

  • Arkansas renters could be evicted amid government shutdown
    Yahoo Finance Video 23 hours ago

    Arkansas renters could be evicted amid government shutdown

    The government shutdown is hitting home for some renters in Arkansas who are facing eviction. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Senior Reporter Arthur Delaney of the HuffPost about what’s happening.

  • ‘Solid earnings growth’ expected to support equities
    Yahoo Finance Video 23 hours ago

    ‘Solid earnings growth’ expected to support equities

    With earnings season well underway, Chief Global Market Strategist Kristina Hooper of Invesco said we can expect to see a “solid earnings growth” to support equities. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her.

  • Blackstone billionaire backs unique solution for student loans
    Yahoo Finance Video 23 hours ago

    Blackstone billionaire backs unique solution for student loans

    Blackstone billionaire Tony James is taking on the student debt crisis by backing income share agreements, which allow you to get a college education in exchange for a certain percentage of your income for a set number of years. Yahoo Finance’s Julia La Roche speaks to James and Jim Runcie, the executive

  • Fiserv makes major deal, Verizon reveals Apple perk, Google cracks down on pranks
    Yahoo Finance Video yesterday

    Fiserv makes major deal, Verizon reveals Apple perk, Google cracks down on pranks

    Fiserv, First Data, Apple, Verizon, Google, Roku and Comcast are the companies to watch.

  • ‘We’re pretty close to neutral’: Fed’s Kashkari
    Yahoo Finance Video yesterday

    ‘We’re pretty close to neutral’: Fed’s Kashkari

    Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari says the central bank is paying attention to Wall Street, and tells Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi there are potential economic risks from the government shutdown. Still, he says interest rates now are ‘pretty close to neutral.’ Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous

  • Sears lives to fight another day
    Yahoo Finance Video yesterday

    Sears lives to fight another day

    Sears reportedly will be staying open, after Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction to keep control of the struggling retailer. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss.

  • Silicon Valley ‘only cares about the data it can extract from our experiences’
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    Silicon Valley ‘only cares about the data it can extract from our experiences’

    As Silicon Valley continues to anticipate and profit from our behavior in the digital world, Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism”, says companies like Google and Facebook only care about the data they can extract from our experiences. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks

  • Former NFL athlete finds success in real estate industry
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    Former NFL athlete finds success in real estate industry

    Chairman and CEO Cameron Colvin of Rise Above Enterprises says using the intangibles of football have helped him be successful in the real estate industry. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Scott Gamm speak to him.

  • Technology is now at the ‘heart of strategy’ for businesses
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    Technology is now at the ‘heart of strategy’ for businesses

    As technology transitions from being an enabler of business to being at the heart of strategy, Deloitte CTO Bill Briggs says it has become part of the discussion of how companies get work done and engage with customers. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • ‘Stability would bring more deals’ to the markets
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    ‘Stability would bring more deals’ to the markets

    With a wave of uncertainty surrounding the shutdown and trade, Chief Growth Officer Leon LaBrecque of Sequoia Financial Group says “people aren’t going out and getting capital and doing as many deals.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • JPM misses, Wells Fargo disappoints, United Health comes up strong
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    JPM misses, Wells Fargo disappoints, United Health comes up strong

    JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, United Health, Delta Air Lines and American Express are the companies to watch.

  • JPMorgan Chase misses expectations
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    JPMorgan Chase misses expectations

    JPMorgan Chase’s Q4 earnings fell short Wall Street’s expectations, and CEO Jamie Dimon is calling it a challenging quarter. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Julia La Roche have more.

  • Netflix raising prices 13-18%
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    Netflix raising prices 13-18%

    Netflix is jacking up the prices on some of its most popular services. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Dan Howley have details.

  • ‘Pence effect’ is maybe more present in the corporate workplace
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    ‘Pence effect’ is maybe more present in the corporate workplace

    An unintended consequence of the #MeToo movement may be the 'Pence effect', which refers to the time Vice President Mike Pence said he now avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. Partner Steve Pearlman and Senior Associate Danielle Moss of Proskauer Law Firm say “there are many

  • Markets could be ‘jittery’ as big banks kick off earning season
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Markets could be ‘jittery’ as big banks kick off earning season

    With earnings out from big banks like Citigroup, Ken Fisher, the founder of Fisher Investments, says the markets might look past them, but wouldn’t be surprised if the markets are jittery about them. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • Mining sector overhaul, possible changes for Gannett, Lululemon raises guidance
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Mining sector overhaul, possible changes for Gannett, Lululemon raises guidance

    Newmont Mining, Goldcorp, Gannett, Lululemon, General Motors and Apple are the companies to watch.

  • Goldman telling wealthy clients to stick with stocks
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Goldman telling wealthy clients to stick with stocks

    Goldman Sachs is once again advising its wealthy clients to keep investing in equities. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Julia La Roche have details.

  • Citigroup beats on earnings, misses on revenue
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Citigroup beats on earnings, misses on revenue

    Citigroup delivered a mixed picture in its latest report, with a beat on earnings but a miss on revenue. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Julia La Roche break down the numbers.

  • Tuition insurance could help if students unexpectedly drop out of college
    Yahoo Finance Video 6 days ago

    Tuition insurance could help if students unexpectedly drop out of college

    As college students gear up for the spring semester, Managing Director for Tuition Insurance Paul Richardson of Liberty Mutual says it may be worth getting tuition insurance in the case a student has to unexpectedly drop out of school. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • Artificial intelligence is providing “judgement free zone” to Capital One customers
    Yahoo Finance Video 6 days ago

    Artificial intelligence is providing “judgement free zone” to Capital One customers

    Capital One is banking on artificial intelligence to give its customers a better experience, providing them with a “judgement-free zone” and a “breadth of information.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Capital One VP Ken Dodelin of Conversational AI.

  • ‘Upward movement’ in the markets could arise amid lower earnings expectations
    Yahoo Finance Video 6 days ago

    ‘Upward movement’ in the markets could arise amid lower earnings expectations

    As some analysts lower their expectations for the fourth quarter earnings season, Chief Market Strategist Quincy Krosby of Prudential Financial says it “sets the stage for an upward movement in the market.” Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous speaks to her.

  • ‘Sustained volatility’ is expected for the markets
    Yahoo Finance Video 6 days ago

    ‘Sustained volatility’ is expected for the markets

    Despite the optimism coming from trade talks and the Fed saying it will be patient with future rate hikes, Investment Strategist Nela Richardson of Edward Jones says “we will have sustained volatility.” Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous speaks to her.