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.

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  • Trump blames Fed for slower economic growth
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    Trump blames Fed for slower economic growth

    President Trump believes that the economy would have grown 4%, instead of 3.1% if the Federal Reserve did not raise rates during 2018. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Cheung shares the latest with Alexis Christoforous.

  • Fed could ‘raise interest rates’ if inflation is too high
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    Fed could ‘raise interest rates’ if inflation is too high

    Kate Warne, Edward Jones Investment Strategist, says that if we see dramatically higher inflation, it could “force the Fed to become less patient and potentially raise interest rates.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her, Brian Sozzi and Jared Blikre.

  • Tiffany disappoints, N. America hurts Nike, Deutsche Bank hopes for higher revenue
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    Tiffany disappoints, N. America hurts Nike, Deutsche Bank hopes for higher revenue

    Here's a look at some of the companies the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you.

  • Levi’s shares soar after returning to Wall Street
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    Levi’s shares soar after returning to Wall Street

    Shares of Levi’s soared 33% when it made its return to Wall Street Thursday. The Lionesque Group CEO Melissa Gonzalez weighed in on Levi’s second time going public saying ‘growing the direct-to-consumer channel will give them a lot more control on their voice.’

  • Facebook under pressure, should ‘rename itself to Instagram’
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    Facebook under pressure, should ‘rename itself to Instagram’

    Facebook is in hot water after revealing it stored millions of passwords in plain text and delayed taking down a livestream of the shooting in New Zealand. Marc Chaikin, CEO of Chaikin Analytics, says Facebook should double-down on the Instagram brand, after rolling out the photo app's new shopping

  • Trump blames Fed for slower economic growth
    Yahoo Finance Video 2 days ago

    Trump blames Fed for slower economic growth

    President Trump believes that the economy would have grown 4%, instead of 3.1% if the Federal Reserve did not raise rates during 2018. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Cheung shares the latest with Alexis Christoforous.

  • Nike pushes sports bras as it hopes to boost worldwide sales
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    Nike pushes sports bras as it hopes to boost worldwide sales

    Nike's disappointing results are weighing on the stock. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous is joined by Brian Sozzi to discuss what Nike plans to do next. Despite disappointing earnings, Nike told Wall Street analysts that it's debuting 40 new styles of sports bras over the next year.

  • Tech in focus as Apple upgrades after Needham upgrades to ‘strong buy’
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    Tech in focus as Apple upgrades after Needham upgrades to ‘strong buy’

    Yahoo Finance’s Scott Gamm joins Alexis Christoforous to break down what stocks are in focus including techs, energy and industrials.

  • Market growth ‘is just right’ after Fed leaves rates unchanged
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Market growth ‘is just right’ after Fed leaves rates unchanged

    Paul Schatz, President and Chief Investment Officer of Heritage Capital, says “the market has priced in what the Fed should have been doing all along” and adds that growth is decelerating but “is just right for right now.” Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous speaks to him, Scott Gamm and Brian Sozzi

  • U.S.-China trade war tariffs are ‘tip of the iceberg’
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    U.S.-China trade war tariffs are ‘tip of the iceberg’

    In the trade war between the U.S. and China, Christine McDaniel, Senior Research Fellow at George Mason University, says the “tariffs are really just the tip of the iceberg” and that investors are looking for “real market access changes.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her.

  • Apple iPad Mini review: The mighty Mini’s triumphant return
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Apple iPad Mini review: The mighty Mini’s triumphant return

    The buzz around Apple’s debut of its new iPad products continue. Yahoo Finance’s Dan Howley breaks down why he loves the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Alexis Christoforous.

  • Biogen slides, big quarter for Darden, Williams-Sonoma shines
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    Biogen slides, big quarter for Darden, Williams-Sonoma shines

    Biogen, Darden Restaurants, Williams-Sonoma, AutoZone and JPMorgan Chase are the companies to watch.

  • Levi Strauss returns to public markets, shares priced at $17 each
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Levi Strauss returns to public markets, shares priced at $17 each

    Levi Strauss returns to the public markets after 34 years as a family owned company. The U.S. denim maker priced its IPO at $17 a share and is valued around $6.6 billion, including shares outstanding after the IPO. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi joins EDITED Fashion & Retail

  • Biogen halts trial of its Alzheimer’s drug Aducanumab
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    Biogen halts trial of its Alzheimer’s drug Aducanumab

    Biogen decided to end its phase 3 trial of its Alzheimer’s drug Aducanumab. Heritage Capital LLC President Paul Schatz and Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Scott Gamm and Alexis Christoforous break down the impact on the company.

  • Pentagon Inspector General investigates acting Defense Chief over ties to Boeing
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Pentagon Inspector General investigates acting Defense Chief over ties to Boeing

    Patrick Shanahan, the acting Secretary of Defense and former Boeing employee, is under investigation by the Defense Department for promoting the airliner while at the Pentagon. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Jessica Smith break down the details as the FAA is under investigation for approving

  • Ford shakes up executive suite, names Tim Stone as new CFO
    Yahoo Finance Video 3 days ago

    Ford shakes up executive suite, names Tim Stone as new CFO

    Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss executive changes at Ford, including Amazon vet Tim Stone as the new CFO.

  • 3M reveals that 'healthcare is top of mind' when it comes to the future of science
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    3M reveals that 'healthcare is top of mind' when it comes to the future of science

    Global attitudes towards the future of science are shifting, according to 3M's 2019 State of Science Index. Of those surveyed, some are hopeful to see driverless cars everywhere on the road or vaccines for chronic diseases in their lifetime. 3M’s Chief Science Advocate Dr. Jayshree Seth joins Yahoo

  • Markets show a ‘disconnect’ between growth stocks and economy
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    Markets show a ‘disconnect’ between growth stocks and economy

    Massud Ghaussy, Nasdaq IR Intelligence Senior Analyst, says that the disconnect between the performance growth companies and macroeconomic data is currently being played out in the markets. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • New FAA Chief Stephen Dickson will emphasize ‘culture of safety’
    Yahoo Finance Video 4 days ago

    New FAA Chief Stephen Dickson will emphasize ‘culture of safety’

    In light of the news that Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson will head the FAA, Chris Clearfield, a licensed commercial pilot and author of MELTDOWN, says having somebody “steeped in the culture of safety can be a real positive thing to see at the FAA.”

  • Fed could upset markets with latest dot plot
    Yahoo Finance Video 4 days ago

    Fed could upset markets with latest dot plot

    Shawn Cruz, TD Ameritrade Trader Business Strategy Manager, says the policy mistake the Fed could make is not having a "downward adjustment to the dot plot in terms of rate expectations." Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him, Scott Gamm and Brian Sozzi.

  • Trade worries stall oil market
    Yahoo Finance Video 4 days ago

    Trade worries stall oil market

    Oil is stuck near $59 a barrel as trade fears again hit the market. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre have today's commodities report.

  • Microsoft & financial stocks have been on fire
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    Microsoft & financial stocks have been on fire

    Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi talks to Alexis Christoforous about some of the hottest stocks.

  • FDA approves postpartum depression drug created by Sage Therapeutics
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    FDA approves postpartum depression drug created by Sage Therapeutics

    The FDA approved the first-ever drug to treat postpartum depression. The drug, created by Sage Therapeutics, can be delivered as a one-time infusion into a woman’s veins over the course of 2 days. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous shares just how much it’ll cost.

  • General Mills posts strong quarter, concerns at FedEx, done deal for Disney
    Yahoo Finance Video 4 days ago

    General Mills posts strong quarter, concerns at FedEx, done deal for Disney

    General Mills, FedEx, Disney, Sage Therapeutics and Google are the companies to watch.

  • Bayer slides after losing cancer case
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    Bayer slides after losing cancer case

    Yahoo Finance’s Alanna Petroff weighs in on what’s happening in the overseas markets.