Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are are under pressure at midday, awaiting Google’s Alphabet and Amazon earnings after the bell. Only utilities (XLU) are in the green, while industrials (XLI) are leading the way down. Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear, joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange.
To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman and Kevin Mahn, CIO, Hennion & Walsh Asset Management.
Facebook didn’t get the memo
Facebook is forcing people to download an app they don’t want. The social media giant is pushing more and more people to their Messenger App. Facebook is disabling the messenger feature on mobile web browsers. At least 900 million people use the Messenger App.
Dems & Repubs present a tale of two Americas
It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times… and it all depends on which politicians you’re listening to. Donald Trump paints a portrait of a struggling America hemorrhaging jobs oversees, while Hillary Clinton touts our relative prosperity. Who’s right?
Meet my new real estate broker: Pikachu
People are using a different kind of tool to sell or rent their property. Believe it or not, it’s Pokémon GO. More and more listings are highlighting a property’s proximity to Pokemon “gyms” and Pokéstops. Both are critical aspects to playing the game. Some realtors are also highlighting Pokémon and their nearby locations at open houses.