The First Trade

The First Trade

The First Trade anchored by Alexis Christoforous is Yahoo Finance's market preview and opening bell show, bringing you the headlines expected to drive the day's market action. We'll bring you the biggest stories of the day, get you caught up before the bell rings and then bring you up-to-the-minute news to start the trading day. Live at 9:00am ET.

Market growth ‘is just right’ after Fed leaves rates unchanged

  • U.S.-China trade war tariffs are ‘tip of the iceberg’
    Yahoo Finance Video6 hours ago

    U.S.-China trade war tariffs are ‘tip of the iceberg’

    In the trade war between the U.S. and China, Christine McDaniel, Senior Research Fellow at George Mason University, says the “tariffs are really just the tip of the iceberg” and that investors are looking for “real market access changes.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her.

  • Apple iPad Mini review: The mighty Mini’s triumphant return
    Yahoo Finance Video7 hours ago

    Apple iPad Mini review: The mighty Mini’s triumphant return

    The buzz around Apple’s debut of its new iPad products continue. Yahoo Finance’s Dan Howley breaks down why he loves the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Alexis Christoforous.

  • Biogen slides, big quarter for Darden, Williams-Sonoma shines
    Yahoo Finance Video7 hours ago

    Biogen slides, big quarter for Darden, Williams-Sonoma shines

    Biogen, Darden Restaurants, Williams-Sonoma, AutoZone and JPMorgan Chase are the companies to watch.

  • Levi Strauss returns to public markets, shares priced at $17 each
    Yahoo Finance Video8 hours ago

    Levi Strauss returns to public markets, shares priced at $17 each

    Levi Strauss returns to the public markets after 34 years as a family owned company. The U.S. denim maker priced its IPO at $17 a share and is valued around $6.6 billion, including shares outstanding after the IPO. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi joins EDITED Fashion & Retail

  • Biogen halts trial of its Alzheimer’s drug Aducanumab
    Yahoo Finance Video8 hours ago

    Biogen halts trial of its Alzheimer’s drug Aducanumab

    Biogen decided to end its phase 3 trial of its Alzheimer’s drug Aducanumab. Heritage Capital LLC President Paul Schatz and Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Scott Gamm and Alexis Christoforous break down the impact on the company.

  • Pentagon Inspector General investigates acting Defense Chief over ties to Boeing
    Yahoo Finance Video8 hours ago

    Pentagon Inspector General investigates acting Defense Chief over ties to Boeing

    Patrick Shanahan, the acting Secretary of Defense and former Boeing employee, is under investigation by the Defense Department for promoting the airliner while at the Pentagon. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Jessica Smith break down the details as the FAA is under investigation for approving

  • Ford shakes up executive suite, names Tim Stone as new CFO
    Yahoo Finance Video8 hours ago

    Ford shakes up executive suite, names Tim Stone as new CFO

    Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss executive changes at Ford, including Amazon vet Tim Stone as the new CFO.

  • 3M reveals that 'healthcare is top of mind' when it comes to the future of science
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    3M reveals that 'healthcare is top of mind' when it comes to the future of science

    Global attitudes towards the future of science are shifting, according to 3M's 2019 State of Science Index. Of those surveyed, some are hopeful to see driverless cars everywhere on the road or vaccines for chronic diseases in their lifetime. 3M’s Chief Science Advocate Dr. Jayshree Seth joins Yahoo

  • Markets show a ‘disconnect’ between growth stocks and economy
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    Markets show a ‘disconnect’ between growth stocks and economy

    Massud Ghaussy, Nasdaq IR Intelligence Senior Analyst, says that the disconnect between the performance growth companies and macroeconomic data is currently being played out in the markets. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • New FAA Chief Stephen Dickson will emphasize ‘culture of safety’
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    New FAA Chief Stephen Dickson will emphasize ‘culture of safety’

    In light of the news that Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson will head the FAA, Chris Clearfield, a licensed commercial pilot and author of MELTDOWN, says having somebody “steeped in the culture of safety can be a real positive thing to see at the FAA.”

  • Fed could upset markets with latest dot plot
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    Fed could upset markets with latest dot plot

    Shawn Cruz, TD Ameritrade Trader Business Strategy Manager, says the policy mistake the Fed could make is not having a "downward adjustment to the dot plot in terms of rate expectations." Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him, Scott Gamm and Brian Sozzi.

  • Trade worries stall oil market
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    Trade worries stall oil market

    Oil is stuck near $59 a barrel as trade fears again hit the market. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre have today's commodities report.

  • Microsoft & financial stocks have been on fire
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    Microsoft & financial stocks have been on fire

    Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi talks to Alexis Christoforous about some of the hottest stocks.

  • FDA approves postpartum depression drug created by Sage Therapeutics
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    FDA approves postpartum depression drug created by Sage Therapeutics

    The FDA approved the first-ever drug to treat postpartum depression. The drug, created by Sage Therapeutics, can be delivered as a one-time infusion into a woman’s veins over the course of 2 days. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous shares just how much it’ll cost.

  • General Mills posts strong quarter, concerns at FedEx, done deal for Disney
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    General Mills posts strong quarter, concerns at FedEx, done deal for Disney

    General Mills, FedEx, Disney, Sage Therapeutics and Google are the companies to watch.

  • Bayer slides after losing cancer case
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    Bayer slides after losing cancer case

    Yahoo Finance’s Alanna Petroff weighs in on what’s happening in the overseas markets.

  • Google hit with $1.7B antitrust fine by EU
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    Google hit with $1.7B antitrust fine by EU

    Yahoo Finance’s Alanna Petroff weighs in on what’s happening in the overseas markets.

  • Starbucks makes $100 million private equity investment on the future of retail
    Yahoo Finance Videoyesterday

    Starbucks makes $100 million private equity investment on the future of retail

    Yahoo Finance’s Julia La Roche sits down with Starbucks CEO to discuss the company's $100 million investment in a venture capital fund with Valor Equity Partner, a change in its loyalty rewards program, the expansion of billion dollar macchiato platform with its Cloud Macchiato and how it plans to

  • Starbucks ‘can’t compete on price’ in China
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Starbucks ‘can’t compete on price’ in China

    Nick Setyan, Wedbush Equity Research Analyst, says Starbucks “can’t compete on price, but it can compete on convenience” with the help of its delivery services in China. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • U.S. equities look for Fed to continue its ‘dovishness’
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    U.S. equities look for Fed to continue its ‘dovishness’

    Talley Leger, OppenheimerFunds Investment Strategist, says markets are looking for a continued expression of dovishness from the FOMC, which could decide the direction of U.S. equities. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him, Jared Blikre and Scott Gamm.

  • Boeing CEO issues open letter over Max jets
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Boeing CEO issues open letter over Max jets

    Boeing’s CEO says the company is taking action ensure safety in the wake of the crashes of two 737 Max jets. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Jessica Smith have details.

  • Apple's iMacs are getting major power upgrades
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Apple's iMacs are getting major power upgrades

    Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Tech Editor Dan Howley discuss Apple’s new line of iMacs.

  • Big changes coming to Buffalo Wild Wings
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Big changes coming to Buffalo Wild Wings

    Buffalo Wild Wings is making big changes just in time for March Madness. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi sat down with the CEO of their parent company, Inspire Brands, and tells Alexis Christoforous about what’s in store.

  • DSW disappoints, Michaels climbs, Nvidia’s new plans
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    DSW disappoints, Michaels climbs, Nvidia’s new plans

    DSW, Michaels Companies, Nvidia, Netflix, Apple, Budweiser and Keurig Dr. Pepper are the companies to watch.

  • Here's why the last 5 years before retirement are so critical
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Here's why the last 5 years before retirement are so critical

    JPMorgan’s latest annual retirement guide shows again why it’s so important to move to lower-risk holdings in the years before retirement. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Ethan Wolff-Mann discuss.