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What's Moving The Market Thursday?

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  • U.S. Initial Jobless Claims fell from 770,000 in the prior week to 684,000 for the week ending March 19.
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission opened an inquiry into special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) dealings at four Wall Street banks.
  • Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) CEOs testified on Capitol Hill.
  • Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) delayed the signing of a contract to supply the companies' COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union. Novavax said the company is facing shortages of raw materials.
  • U.S. President Joe Biden held his first formal press conference at the White House. He said he plans on running for re-election.
  • Robinhood is said to be working on a platform to allow users to buy directly into Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), including it's own upcoming listing.

Indices Around The Globe

  • S&P 500 Futures up 0.63% to near 3,905.
  • U.K.'s FTSE 100 down 0.57% to near 6,674.
  • Japan's Nikkei 225 up 1.14% to near 28,729.

Bonds

  • 10-year treasury yield at 1.62%.

Commodities

  • Crude oil down 4.46% to near $58.45/barrel.
  • Gold down 0.42% to near $1,725/oz.
  • Silver down 0.3% to near $25.15/oz.

Crypto

  • Bitcoin down 3.83% over the last 24 hours to near $52,583.

Preview For Friday, March 26

  • Federal Budget - 10:15 p.m. EDT
  • Baker Hughes Rig Count - 1 p.m. EDT
 

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