The three major indices (^GSPC, ^DJI, ^IXIC) all look to close the day higher, thanks to a rebound in oil and positive reaction to October's FOMC minutes released this afternoon suggesting that "most" of the officials there are ready for an interest rate hike at the December meeting.
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Now investor interest turns to a couple of big IPOs set to debut tomorrow. Square (SQ) and Match Group (MTCH) are both preparing to price their offerings this afternoon. The range for Jack Dorsey's Square is $11 to $13, while Match Group—home of the Match.com and Tinder dating services—expects to price between $12 and $14.
Winners and losers
Qualcomm (QCOM), Staples (SPLS), and Target (TGT) are all lower today. Qualcomm is dealing with multiple antitrust issues in a variety of countries. The two retailers can both blame lackluster earnings for their slides. TripAdvisor (TRIP), Phillips van Heusen (PVH), and ConAgra (CAG) are all higher. Investors seem to be giving their seal of approval to the food giant's plan to split in two.
Toy CEO weighs in on holiday shopping season
Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro, joins us to talk all things toys. From Star Wars-themed items flying off shelves to a new line of robotic cats called "Joy for All" aimed at senior citizens, we'll get an in-depth look at the Pawtucket, Rhode Island toy giant.
• Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart talks 2016 at an event in Georgia. We'll see if we get any more light shed on the Fed's rate-hike schedule.
• Mohamed El-Erian joins us to take a closer look at the markets and the economy.