The First Trade

The First Trade

The First Trade, anchored by Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi, 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.

Pound surges as fears of no-deal Brexit ease

  • Companies to Watch: SmileDirectClub looks to bounce back, Cloudflare goes public, Apple gets bad news
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    Companies to Watch: SmileDirectClub looks to bounce back, Cloudflare goes public, Apple gets bad news

    SmileDirectClub, Cloudflare, Apple, Broadcom and Facebook are the companies to watch.

  • Square testing stock trading on cash app
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    Square testing stock trading on cash app

    Jack Dorsey's digital payments company Square is reportedly testing a new feature for its Cash App that would allow users to buy and sell stocks. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous and Dan Roberts discuss.

  • State A.G.’s take aim at Google ad business in probe, FTC set to clarify role in regulating big tech
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    State A.G.’s take aim at Google ad business in probe, FTC set to clarify role in regulating big tech

    A group of state attorneys general have their eyes on Google's ad business, as a part of their antitrust probe. In addition to this, the FTC is clarifying its power to investigate big tech too. Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous and Rick Newman discuss.

  • WeWork reportedly looking for IPO week of Sept. 23
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    WeWork reportedly looking for IPO week of Sept. 23

    WeWork's IPO plans continue to move forward as it makes corporate governance changes as investors expressed concern over the current structure. Among the changes being made by The We Company is a restructuring of its super voting shares, as well as how the successor to its chief executive Adam Neumann

  • Crude oil set for losing week amid supply glut
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    Crude oil set for losing week amid supply glut

    Crude oil is closing out a losing week, as supply continues to climb. Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre breaks down on The First Trade.

  • Retail sales numbers prove 'consumer fundamentals remain solid': Economist
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    Retail sales numbers prove 'consumer fundamentals remain solid': Economist

    Retail sales rose 0.4% in August, beating expectations. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss the numbers with Gus Faucher, PNC Financial Chief Economist.

  • China issues tariff exemptions for U.S. farm goods
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    China issues tariff exemptions for U.S. farm goods

    China is taking new steps Friday to soften its stance in the trade war by exempting tariffs on U.S. farm products including soybeans and pork. Yahoo Finance’s Jessica Smith joins The First Trade to discuss.

  • Candidates debate over future of health care
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    Candidates debate over future of health care

    The 2020 democratic candidates faced off in a third debate last night, and a major topic was healthcare with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders facing off proposing their plans. Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous break down the details of last night with Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO

  • Investors cautiously eye Fed ahead of next week's meeting
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    Investors cautiously eye Fed ahead of next week's meeting

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi and Jared Blikre discuss what's moving the markets with Dave Tayeh, Investcorp Head of Private Equity North America and Tony Bedikian, Citizens Bank Managing Director and Head of Global Markets around Thursday's opening bell.

  • Companies to Watch: Kroger posts mixed quarter, AB Inbev may revive IPO plans, Groupon faces massive pressure
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    Companies to Watch: Kroger posts mixed quarter, AB Inbev may revive IPO plans, Groupon faces massive pressure

    Kroger, AB Inbev, Groupon and Hertz are the companies to watch.

  • OPEC+ meetings in Abu Dahbi to discuss to output cuts, gold rallies
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    OPEC+ meetings in Abu Dahbi to discuss to output cuts, gold rallies

    OPEC members are meeting in Abu Dhabi and facing what one agency called a "daunting" oil surplus. Gold rallies after ECB eases monetary policy. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss.

  • IBM launches newest Z15 mainframe
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    IBM launches newest Z15 mainframe

    IBM is out with its newest mainframe dubbed the Z-15. The tech giant began production on it four years ago and worked with more than 100 companies to make it happen. For a 'First on Yahoo Finance' is Tom Rosamilia, the Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Chairman of IBM North America.

  • Walmart expands online grocery system
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    Walmart expands online grocery system

    Walmart is making is easier to get your groceries delivered by expanding its "Delivery Unlimited" program. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous and Julia La Roche discuss.

  • UAW talks with GM
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    UAW talks with GM

    The latest contract talks between the UAW and GM are coming down to the wire as their contract is set to expire at midnight Saturday. As more time passes, the risk of a strike at GM are rising. Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous discuss with Auto Analyst and founder of RebeccaDrives.com, Rebecca Lindland

  • CEOs call on Congress to act on gun violence
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    CEOs call on Congress to act on gun violence

    Leaders of some of companies like Uber, Twitter, and Levi’s are calling on Congress to take action on guns. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous, and Jessica Smith break down the details.

  • Power: Trade war is ‘mutually assured destruction’
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    Power: Trade war is ‘mutually assured destruction’

    With the White House delaying tariffs against China, investors are still analyzing what it means for markets, some policy influencers still feel that matters can get worse before they get better. Yahoo Finance’s Andy Serwer joins The First Trade to discuss.

  • Smile Direct Club sets price at $23 for IPO, Kroger posts same-store sales beat
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    Smile Direct Club sets price at $23 for IPO, Kroger posts same-store sales beat

    Smile Direct club will begin trading on the Nasdaq today under the ticker symbol SDC. The company is valued at $8.1 billion and shares will be priced at $23 per share. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Emily McCormick, and Alexis Christoforous discuss Smile Direct Club's numbers, Kroger's mixed quarter

  • ECB cuts deposit rate, launches new bond buying
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    ECB cuts deposit rate, launches new bond buying

    European markets are reacting to the European Central Bank meeting today. The bank is launching a stimulus package, and cutting a key rate. President Trump is also reacting to the move, tweeting that it’s hurting U.S. exports. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous, and Oscar Williams-Grut

  • Trump delays tariffs against China until Oct. 15th
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    Trump delays tariffs against China until Oct. 15th

    President Trump announced that the increased tariffs on $250 billion worth of goods will be pushed from October 1st to October 15th. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Rick Newman discuss the President’s move, and reports that China is changing the terms of the negotiations.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone, Apple Series Watch, TV plus launch date & price
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    Apple unveils new iPhone, Apple Series Watch, TV plus launch date & price

    Apple made a lot of announcements at its event Tuesday, including a new iPhone 11, iPad, a game subscription service called Apple Arcade and the Apple TV Plus subscription service launch date of November 1st with a price tag of $4.99. Yahoo Finance's Heidi Chung, Kristin Myers and Dan Roberts discusses

  • Jamie Dimon is the 'smartest guy on Wall Street' by preparing for zero interest rates
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    Jamie Dimon is the 'smartest guy on Wall Street' by preparing for zero interest rates

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi and Jared Blikre discuss what's moving the markets with Keith Fitz-Gerald, Money Map Press Chief Investment Strategist and Sarah House, Wells Fargo Securities Senior Economist around Wednesday's opening bell.

  • Companies to Watch: Disney faces off against AT&T, GameStop slashes guidance, Amazon looks to cut delivery times
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    Companies to Watch: Disney faces off against AT&T, GameStop slashes guidance, Amazon looks to cut delivery times

    Disney, AT&T, GameStop, Amazon, Purdue Pharma and Charles Schwab are the companies to watch.

  • Honeywell looks to become a technology company
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    Honeywell looks to become a technology company

    Honeywell is looking to lead the next industrial revolution, mostly by bolstering its suite of tech offerings. Investors seem to like the pivot with the stock is up 28% year to date. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous discuss with Honeywell Building Technologies President and CEO, Vimal

  • Trump blasts Fed & Jerome Powell, calls for lower interest rates
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    Trump blasts Fed & Jerome Powell, calls for lower interest rates

    President Trump is blasting the Federal Reserve and Jerome Powell, calling them "boneheads" over interest rates. Earlier Thursday, Trump tweeted, "The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or less, and we should then start to refinance our debt. INTEREST COST COULD

  • Peloton set to launch roadshow ahead of IPO
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    Peloton set to launch roadshow ahead of IPO

    Peloton is set to launch its roadshow after revealing new details on its big $8 billion IPO. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Heidi Chung and Alexis Christoforous discuss.