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.

Major indexes lower as Trump casts doubt on trade deal

  • FDA approves Sarepta's muscular dystrophy drug

    FDA approves Sarepta's muscular dystrophy drug

    The FDA has approved a drug from Sarepta Therapeutics for muscular dystrophy that it had previously rejected. Yahoo Finance’s Ines Ferre joins The First Trade from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market action.

  • Gatorade SVP on future developments
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    Gatorade SVP on future developments

    Gatorade made a big spash in 2019 by acquiring Muscle Milk and launching its new Bolt24 sports drink. Gatorade GM & SVP Brett O’Brien joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss the future of the PepsiCo owned brand on The First Trade.

  • What’s next for IPOs in 2020
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    What’s next for IPOs in 2020

    2019 has been a big year for IPOs, with major companies like Uber and Lyft going public. EY’s U.S. Venture Capital Leader Jeff Grabow joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss how IPOs will shape out in 2020 on The First Trade.

  • Boris Johnson wins overwhelming victory in UK
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    Boris Johnson wins overwhelming victory in UK

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his conservative party are pushing ahead with Brexit, after a huge victory in yesterday's general election. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous discuss with AJ Bell Investment Director Russ Mould on The First Trade.

  • European markets soar after Boris Johnson's victory
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    European markets soar after Boris Johnson's victory

    European markets are soaring this morning the news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the UK election. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Oscar Williams-Grut discuss.

  • U.S., China expected to push tariff deadline
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    U.S., China expected to push tariff deadline

    15% tariffs are scheduled to kick in on Apple’s iPhone this Sunday. However, Chinese officials are expecting President Trump to delay. Yahoo Finance’s Tech Editor Dan Howley joins Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous to break it down on The First Trade.

  • Lululemon under pressure amid weak guidance
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    Lululemon under pressure amid weak guidance

    Lululemon is under pressure today after issuing weak guidance for the fourth quarter, despite posting earnings and revenue beats for the third quarter. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Emily McCormick discuss on The First Trade.

  • What investors should expect in 2020
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    What investors should expect in 2020

    As 2019 is coming to an end, investors are wondering what the economic outlook will look like for the upcoming year. Nuveen Chief Investment Strategist Brian Nick joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous on The First Trade to discuss.

  • Major indexes in the green after Fed latest decision
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    Major indexes in the green after Fed latest decision

    Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss the latest market action with Lockwood Advisors CIO Matthew Forester and JPMorgan Asset Management’s Alex Dryden on The First Trade.

  • Target has revamped its beauty, cosmetics section
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    Target has revamped its beauty, cosmetics section

    While it's easy to focus on Target's clothing and food sections as major traffic drivers, there's another department that's growing at a fast pace as well, its beauty and cosmetics shops. Yahoo Finance caught up with Target CEO Brian Cornell who had a lot to say about its remodeled beauty

  • Powell signals no rate hikes until inflation rises
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    Powell signals no rate hikes until inflation rises

    The Federal Reserve is holding firm on interest rates, and signaling we should not expect any big changes to monetary policy any time soon. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi Alexis Christoforous discuss with Wells Fargo Securities Senior Economist Sarah House.

  • Saudi Aramco market cap hits $2T
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    Saudi Aramco market cap hits $2T

    Saudi Aramco has reached a$2 trillion company on its second day of trading. Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous, and Jared Blikre discuss.

  • LSU, Oklahoma set to play in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

    LSU, Oklahoma set to play in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

    This season's college football playoff is now set, with LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Clemson facing off for a spot in the championship. Their four conferences will each get a $6 million payout for making it to the playoff. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan joins YFi AM to discuss the game and

  • Glassdoor says Facebook, Google drop in best places to work list

    Glassdoor says Facebook, Google drop in best places to work list

    Glassdoor released the Best Places to Work list, and the names one would expect to see are no longer at the top. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi and Sibile Marcellus breakdown the top ten best places to work on The First Trade.

  • Nasdaq set to raise more in IPOS than NYSE in 2019: WSJ
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    Nasdaq set to raise more in IPOS than NYSE in 2019: WSJ

    The Nasdaq is set to beat the New York Stock Exchange in money raised through IPOs for the first time since 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi and Scott Gamm discuss on The First Trade.

  • Indexes mixed ahead of Fed decision

    Indexes mixed ahead of Fed decision

    Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss the latest market action with Invesco Chief Global Market Strategist Kristina Hooper on The First Trade.

  • Saudi Aramco market cap tops $1.88T in world's biggest IPO
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    Saudi Aramco market cap tops $1.88T in world's biggest IPO

    Saudi Aramco surged 10% in its trading debut today. The company's market cap now tops $1.88 trillion, making it the world's biggest IPO. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Jared Blikre discuss on The First Trade.

  • Target’s revamped grocery aisle is reeling in customers
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    Target’s revamped grocery aisle is reeling in customers

    Yahoo Finance Company of the Year, Target, has quietly transformed into a serious grocery store chain, which is playing a big role in driving customer traffic to its stores. Target's CEO, Brian Cornell, spoke with Yahoo Finance on how the company's food aisle has impacted Target’s business.

  • Fed set to announce latest rate moves: YF Live 2pm ET
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    Fed set to announce latest rate moves: YF Live 2pm ET

    Raymond James Chief Economist Scott Brown joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi and discusses what to expect from the Federal Reserve announcement on interest rates and how it could impact the economy going into 2020 on The First Trade.

  • Jerusalem Venture Partners strengthens push into cybersecurity

    Jerusalem Venture Partners strengthens push into cybersecurity

    One of Israel's leading venture capital funds Jerusalem Venture Partners has raised $1.4 billion to help build successful companies in the cybersecurity space. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous discuss with the Founder and Chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners Erel Margalit.

  • Major indexes largely unchanged ahead of FOMC meeting
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    Major indexes largely unchanged ahead of FOMC meeting

    Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi, Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss the latest market action with Round Investments CEO Saul Cohen and Miller Tabak Chief Market Strategist Matt Maley on The First Trade.

  • What to look out for in the upcoming Fed meeting

    What to look out for in the upcoming Fed meeting

    The Federal Open Market Committee is set to meet this week, and people expect that interest rates will be left unchanged. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Cheung joins Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi on The First Trade to break down all things FOMC.

  • Why Yahoo Finance named Target the 2019 company of the year
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    Why Yahoo Finance named Target the 2019 company of the year

    Yahoo Finance has named Target the 2019 company of the year, and Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi sat down with Target COO John Mulligan to discuss how key changes have helped the company this year.

  • How the investment landscape in Greece has changed
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    How the investment landscape in Greece has changed

    After a decade of gloom, the Greek economy is on an upswing. The Greek stock exchange is on course to be the world’s best performer this year, as investors bet Greece's new prime minister will deliver on his promise to attract foreign investment and boost growth. The Greek Minister of Development

  • House Democrats announce articles of impeachment

    House Democrats announce articles of impeachment

    House Democrats revealed two articles of impeachment today against President Donald Trump. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Rick Newman wait for the announcement and discuss.