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After the market rose substantially this week, investors started out the morning looking to take a breather, and perhaps take some risk off the table. But with the payroll data coming in above expectations, markets shifted from solid red to mixed by the open.
Investors seem to be focusing on chances of gridlock in Congress that might keep sweeping action on healthcare, taxes and tech firms from moving forward no matter who ends up in the Oval Office.
Election results may be undecided, but volatility is lower ahead of the open. Traders seem to be moving back into Technology stocks. Bond yields, which were rising in the days leading to the election, plunged this morning.
Apple’s recent iPhone 12 rollout is likely to be front and center when the firm opens its books Thursday afternoon. Another question is whether AAPL decides to issue guidance after declining to do that in recent quarters.
Streaming content giant Netflix is set to report earnings Tuesday. Though COVID-19 has helped keep viewers dialed into its platform, some have raised concern about the general slowdown in the new content pipeline.
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