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The Market In 5 Minutes: Trump Continues Battle With Media, Helios And Matheson's Wild Ride

The Market In 5 Minutes: Trump Continues Battle With Media, Helios And Matheson's Wild Ride



Shopify (NYSE: SHOP)'s unpredictable and erratic behavior seems is a reflection of the fact that even analysts can’t agree on what do to with Shopify: Link

President Donald Trump’s insults, threats and challenges to journalists have led to questions of whether the Commander-in-Chief respects the First Amendment: Link

After trading up 25 percent Tuesday in its fourth consecutive daily rally, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) took an abrupt $5 plunge Wednesday off a tweet by short-seller Andrew Left: Link

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President Trump is planning to sign an executive order Thursday to initiate the unwinding of the Affordable Care Act, paving the way for sweeping changes to health-insurance regulations by instructing agencies to allow the sale of less-comprehensive health plans to expand: Link

Bank earnings season kicks off with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and Citigroup (NYSE: C) reporting results on Thursday. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) will follow on Friday, and Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) will announce their earnings next week. Here are five things to keep an eye on as the numbers come in: Link


Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE: DAL) on Wednesday said it would refuse to pay a 300 percent U.S. tariff on Canadian-built Bombardier CSeries jets, raising doubts about its purchase of 75 of the new aircraft at a list price of more than $5 billion: Link

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG)’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber Technologies Inc as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters: Link


Months after the White House proposed ending a tax break for people in high-tax states, President Trump grew angry when he learned that the change would hurt some middle-income taxpayers, according to two people familiar with his thinking: Link

Bitcoin surged to a fresh record Thursday as the enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies showed little signs of abating: Link


  • Initial Jobless Claims for Oct 6 257.0K vs 251.0K Est. Continuing Claims for Sep 29 1.89M vs 1.94M Est; Prior Revised from 1.94M to 1.94M
  • USA PPI (MoM) for Sep 0.40% vs 0.40% Est; Core PPI (MoM) for Sep 0.40% vs 0.20% Est Core PPI (YoY) for Sep 2.20% vs 2.00% Est
  • The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks in underground storage will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard is set to speak in Washington at 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell will speak in Washington at 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • The EIA’s weekly report on petroleum inventories is schedule for release at 11:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Treasury is set to auction 30-year bonds at 1:00 p.m. ET.
  • The U.S. Treasury budget report for September will be released at 2:00 p.m. ET.
  • Data on money supply for the recent week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.
  • Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic is set to speak in Hong Kong at 9:15 p.m. ET.


  • Keybanc upgraded Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) from Sector Weight to Overweight
  • Imperial upgraded Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) from In-Line to Outperform
  • Jefferies downgraded Monro (NASDAQ: MNRO) from Buy to Hold
  • Benchmark downgraded Gluu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU) from Buy to Hold

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