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.

Real estate is in a ‘buyer’s market’

  • Cash and other alternatives are a ‘great way to diversify your portfolio’
    Yahoo Finance Video17 hours ago

    Cash and other alternatives are a ‘great way to diversify your portfolio’

    Allianz Global Investors U.S. Investment Strategist Mona Mahajan says cash and other alternatives are “a great way to diversify your portfolio” seeing as interest rates have hovered around 3 percent. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Mahajan.

  • Big changes at Burger King’s parent company, IBM posts beat, Walgreens settles claims
    Yahoo Finance Video19 hours ago

    Big changes at Burger King’s parent company, IBM posts beat, Walgreens settles claims

    Restaurant Brands, IBM, Walgreens, Johnson & Johnson and Nintendo are the companies to watch.

  • Health care among best jobs in 2019
    Yahoo Finance Video19 hours ago

    Health care among best jobs in 2019

    Glassdoor is out with its list of best jobs in 2019, and health care positions are in some prominent places. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Sibile Marcellus discuss.

  • Walmart turns to video game to train new managers
    Yahoo Finance Video19 hours ago

    Walmart turns to video game to train new managers

    Walmart is using a video game to get new managers up to speed. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Julia La Roche discuss.

  • Investors should keep an ‘active approach’ to how they manage their money
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Investors should keep an ‘active approach’ to how they manage their money

    AdvisorShares CEO Noah Hamman says “taking an active approach to how you manage your money is critically important in the environment we’re heading into.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • Tech industry must ‘step up to the right principles’ and ‘act’ amid privacy concerns
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Tech industry must ‘step up to the right principles’ and ‘act’ amid privacy concerns

    Microsoft President Brad Smith says recent privacy issues call on the tech industry “to not only step up to the right principles, but to act.” Yahoo Finance’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer speaks to Smith.

  • Cisco CEO: 25% U.S. tariffs on China ‘are going to be problematic for all of us’
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Cisco CEO: 25% U.S. tariffs on China ‘are going to be problematic for all of us’

    As the U.S. and China trade talks continue, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says if the U.S. tariffs on China increase to 25%, it could be “problematic for us all.” Yahoo Finance’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer speaks to Robbins.

  • Tilray makes acquisition, Express CEO exits, Tesla denies battery reports
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Tilray makes acquisition, Express CEO exits, Tesla denies battery reports

    Tilray, Express, Tesla, Toyota and United Airlines are the companies to watch.

  • IMF serves up depressing new global outlook
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    IMF serves up depressing new global outlook

    The IMF is out with its latest global outlook and it’s a downbeat one. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi break down what it means for the world economy.

  • Employees want CEOs to fight for change: Survey
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Employees want CEOs to fight for change: Survey

    A new survey finds a majority of employees want their CEOs to be leaders in the fight for social change. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi have details.

  • Starbucks is now offering delivery in San Francisco
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Starbucks is now offering delivery in San Francisco

    Starbucks kicked off its delivery pilot program in San Francisco, the first of six cities that will start offering the service to customers. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Julia La Roche breakdown the details.

  • Government shutdown squeezing IPOs: Nasdaq CEO
    Yahoo Finance Video2 days ago

    Government shutdown squeezing IPOs: Nasdaq CEO

    The government shutdown is hurting the IPO market, Nasdaq’s CEO says, and that could cause issues by squeezing the calendar for public offerings. Now, some companies are considering a unique workaround to get on the market. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Scott Gamm discuss.

  • Netflix stock stumbles after mixed fourth quarter earnings
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    Netflix stock stumbles after mixed fourth quarter earnings

    After Netflix missed slightly on revenue expectations, Wedbush Analyst Michael Pachter says most investors are buying into the dream that if Netflix keeps growing its subscriber base and increases its prices then it will start declaring profits. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • ‘External event’ is needed to end government shutdown
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    ‘External event’ is needed to end government shutdown

    As the government shutdown continues, Washington policy analyst Ed Mills of Raymond James says there needs to be an “external event that puts pressure on Trump and Congress to end this.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • ‘Trade’ puts pressure on bank earning reports
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    ‘Trade’ puts pressure on bank earning reports

    With the latest earning reports painting a mixed picture of the financial sector, some are worrying about what we could see this year. Managing Director Devin Ryan of JMP Securities says trade put pressure on earning reports. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.

  • Markets are in ‘a new regime’ with less liquidity
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    Markets are in ‘a new regime’ with less liquidity

    Chief Investment Officer Nancy Davis of Quadratic Capital Management says “we’re in a new regime” in the markets with less liquidity and many institutional investors going into the private sector since the financial crisis. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her.

  • Alibaba feeling pinch of China slowdown
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    Alibaba feeling pinch of China slowdown

    Alibaba is reportedly slashing travel expenses and telling some new hires they cannot start until Spring. It’s an effort to cut costs because of the slowdown in the Chinese economy. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss.

  • Tesla slashing 7% of workforce
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    Tesla slashing 7% of workforce

    Tesla is planning major staff cuts as it tries to reduce prices for its Model 3. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman and Brian Sozzi talk about what it means for the company and the auto industry.

  • Walmart and CVS ink a deal, American Express falls short, Apple partners with pharma giant
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    Walmart and CVS ink a deal, American Express falls short, Apple partners with pharma giant

    Walmart, CVS, American Express, Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Rio Tinto and Tribune Publishing are the companies to watch.

  • ‘Financials were priced for disappointment’
    Yahoo Finance Video7 days ago

    ‘Financials were priced for disappointment’

    Belpointe Chief Strategist David Nelson says the “financials were priced for disappointment and anything on the positive side was going to cost a big rally.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Nelson.

  • 'Girls Who Invest’ looks to increase gender diversity in Wall Street
    Yahoo Finance Video7 days ago

    'Girls Who Invest’ looks to increase gender diversity in Wall Street

    With few women in leadership positions in Wall Street, nonprofit ‘Girls Who Invest’ is partnering with education firm ‘Training The Street’ to help teach young women practical finance skills and provide them with opportunities to pursue careers in the asset management industry. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis

  • Jack Bogle, creator of the index fund, dies at age 89
    Yahoo Finance Video7 days ago

    Jack Bogle, creator of the index fund, dies at age 89

    Tributes continue to pour in for legendary Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle after he died at age 89 on Jan. 16. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer and Editor Daniel Wiener of The Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors about Bogle’s lasting influence.

  • Oil production could be slashed by up to a million barrels a day
    Yahoo Finance Video7 days ago

    Oil production could be slashed by up to a million barrels a day

    Even though crude supply in the U.S. shrank last week, the gasoline stock supplies are rising. Senior Oil Market Analyst Ashley Petersen of Stratas Advisors says there will “definitely be a role for OPEC to play in injecting stability to prices.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her.

  • Credit Suisse: 'Sell into this stock rally'
    Yahoo Finance Video7 days ago

    Credit Suisse: 'Sell into this stock rally'

    Credit Suisse is telling investors it may be time to sell some positions. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Scott Gamm and David Nelson of Belpointe Asset Management walk through the advice.

  • Morgan Stanley falls short, Facebook cracks down, Apple may slow down hiring
    Yahoo Finance Video7 days ago

    Morgan Stanley falls short, Facebook cracks down, Apple may slow down hiring

    Morgan Stanley, Facebook, Apple, SNAP and cars.com are the companies to watch.