1. “Investors brace for a potential surge as tech giants Amazon, Google, and Microsoft release their highly anticipated quarterly earnings reports before market open on Tuesday, October 24th.”
2. “Brexit negotiations take center stage as market participants eagerly await the outcome of the EU summit, with potential implications for global trade and financial markets, set to commence on Tuesday, October 24th.”
3. “Energy markets remain on edge as OPEC’s much-anticipated meeting on Tuesday, October 24th could shed light on potential production cuts, sending shockwaves through oil prices and impacting investor sentiment.”
4. “Investors keep a close eye on the healthcare sector as pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Merck announce crucial clinical trial results on Tuesday, October 24th, potentially reshaping the landscape of medical innovation and investment opportunities.”
5. “Cryptocurrency enthusiasts eagerly await the launch of Bitcoin futures trading on major exchanges, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th, potentially bringing a new wave of institutional money into the volatile digital currency market.”
The Nasdaq index saw a technical victory as it ended a four-session losing streak and finished slightly higher. However, the Dow and S&P 500 both closed in the red. Investors are now focused on earnings reports, with General Motors, Coca-Cola, Alphabet, and Microsoft among the companies releasing their results. Approximately 30% of the S&P 500 is scheduled to report earnings this week. Meanwhile, the United Auto Workers’ targeted strikes continue to impact the Detroit automakers, with General Motors reporting over $800 million in pretax earnings lost due to the strikes. Coca-Cola, on the other hand, reported better-than-expected profit and revenue, despite facing challenges such as a slumping stock price and discouraging consumer trends. In the international scene, tensions between Israel and Hezbollah are escalating, with Israeli forces engaging in fire exchanges with the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group. Finally, Congressional Republicans are set to pick a new nominee for Speaker of the House, with eight candidates in the running. The government is also facing the possibility of another shutdown in November. Stay updated with live market updates and broader market action on CNBC Pro.