5 things to know before the stock market opens on Wednesday

Here are the key news, trends and analyzes that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Dow futures jump after Tuesday’s early gains and back

Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

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The Dow will rise 200 points Wednesday after late sale returned strong gains earlier in Tuesday’s session. Coming from its best days since November, 30-share average Tuesday fell 0.5% and Nasdaq fell 1.7% when technical equities retreated. The S&P 500 slipped 0.8%, a day after the largest advance in a day since June.

The latest ADP report on private sector employment will be released at 8:30 ET, one hour before Wall Street opens. US companies are expected to have added 225,000 new jobs in February compared to January gets 174,000 positions. ADP has recently not been the best predictor of the government’s monthly job report, which will be published on Friday.

The Senate will soon begin debating the $ 1.9 trillion Covid Aid bill

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talks to reporters in the Senate reception room on the second day of Trump’s second indictment in Washington on February 10, 2021.

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The Senate is expected to launch a debate as soon as on Wednesday on its version of the House-passed, $ 1.9 trillion Covid relief bill. However, that precludes a federal increase in the minimum wage to $ 15 per hour. President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Democrats called for unanimity and approval of the measure, although some party moderates tried to back down parts of the package. Democrats, with the thinnest margin in the Senate, use special rules that allow them to approve the bill without GOP support.

The United States will have enough Covid vaccine for “every adult” by the end of May

A member of the United States Armed Forces administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a police officer at the FEMA Community Vaccination Center on March 2, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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The United States will have a sufficient supply of coronavirus vaccines to inoculate “every adult in America” ​​by the end of May, two months earlier than previously expected. Said Biden in the White House on Tuesday. The announcement came when the administration is working to increase production Johnson & Johnsons recently approved vaccine against single shots and rivals Merck agrees to strike.

The Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi both announced on Tuesday that they are mandate for lifting mask in their states and allow companies to resume at full capacity even as the decline in the new daily Covid-19 cases subsides. CDC Chief Dr. On Monday, Rochelle Walensky warned states to quickly lift public health restrictions.

4. America’s largest company strives to dream of citizenship

Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court as courts were scheduled to hear oral arguments at the consolidation of three cases before the court regarding the Trump administration’s attempts to end the DACA program Defera Action for Childhood Arrivals (Washington, November 12, 2019). .

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5. Shares to look at: Rocket Companies, Las Vegas Sands, Oscar Health

Rocket company fell 6% in Wednesday’s pre-market trading after more than doubling in the last three sessions. On Tuesday, the parent Quicken Loans and Rocket Mortgage increased over 71% on no obvious news. The severely short-lived stock seems to have received a surge of interest from day traders on Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum.

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands said Wednesday that it would sell its Vegas real estate and business to the venture capital giant Apollo Global Management for about $ 6.25 billion. Property amenities include Venetian Resort Las Vegas and Sands Expo and Convention Center. Shares in Las Vegas Sands rose nearly 3% in the pre-market. Apollo fell almost 1%.

Oscar Health is set to debut on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. The start of health insurance with a Google parent Alphabet priced its IPO Tuesday night at $ 39 per share, over the already raised expected range at $ 36 to $ 38. The IPO gives Oscar Health a market value of $ 7.7 billion before trading.

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