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.

10-year treasury yield falls below $1.5%, lowest since 2016

  • 'We're not expecting a recession' amid trade war uncertainty
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    'We're not expecting a recession' amid trade war uncertainty

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi talk to Scott Ladner, Horizon Investments CIO and William Foster, Moody’s Vice President & Lead U.S. Analyst around Friday's opening bell.

  • Companies to Watch: Deere falls short, Nvidia posts beat, Applied Materials posts big quarter
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    Companies to Watch: Deere falls short, Nvidia posts beat, Applied Materials posts big quarter

    Deere & Co., Nvidia, Applied Materials and Facebook are the companies to watch.

  • Oil heads for weekly gain, gold set for 6th straight week of gains
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    Oil heads for weekly gain, gold set for 6th straight week of gains

    Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre breaks down the day's commodities report and what's going on in the oil and gold market.

  • Savers targeted with ads on Google for 'bonds' that put all their money at risk
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    Savers targeted with ads on Google for 'bonds' that put all their money at risk

    Yahoo Finance UK investigated Google searches for terms like “high interest savings”, and “high interest savings accounts UK” and found that ads popped up for mini-bonds..which is a form of high-risk debt product. Yahoo Finance’s Edmund Heaphy breaks down the details.

  • GE CEO calls fraud claims ‘market manipulation’
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    GE CEO calls fraud claims ‘market manipulation’

    The top man at GE is making a big bet on his company, in the wake of fraud accusations. According to an SEC filing, CEO Larry Culp picked up nearly 2-million dollars worth of stock yesterday after Bernie Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos called GE “a bigger fraud than Enron.” Alexis Christoforus

  • Top news bites: August 16
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    Top news bites: August 16

    Here’s Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus with a look at today’s top headlines.

  • Trump reportedly worried over the economy and reelection
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    Trump reportedly worried over the economy and reelection

    The crazy moves in the market this week reportedly have the President worried. The Washington Post says he's been calling business leaders, trying to get a true gauge of the state of the economy. He's also been telling confidants he doesn't trust the economic statistics many are relying on

  • Futures surge after another volatile week
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    Futures surge after another volatile week

    A wild week in the markets continue with continued uncertainty around the trade war. Investors are trying to end the week on a strong note before hitting the beach. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus, Brian Sozzi and Jared Blikre discuss the latest market news, and more.

  • WeWork officially files to go public
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    WeWork officially files to go public

    WeWork officially announced that it will go public under the ticker 'WE," but lots of debate continues to stir after the company tried to position itself as a tech company. "I was looking for evidence that something out of this business model is out of a software company and I was lacking

  • How ViacomCBS will compete with Disney, Netflix and Comcast
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    How ViacomCBS will compete with Disney, Netflix and Comcast

    Viacom and CBS agreed to merge to create a new media company called ViacomCBS led by Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. Media & Tech Analyst Richard Greenfield joins Yahoo Finance's The First Trade to break down what it will mean for the streaming industry.

  • Companies to Watch: Pivotal in buyout talks, Canopy Growth posts a loss, strong quarter for iHeartMedia
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    Companies to Watch: Pivotal in buyout talks, Canopy Growth posts a loss, strong quarter for iHeartMedia

    Pivotal, Canopy Growth, iHeartMedia, PG&E and Boeing are the companies to watch.

  • We are 'absolutely not' entering a bear market
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    We are 'absolutely not' entering a bear market

    Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi talk to Kristina Hooper, Invesco Chief Global Market Strategist, and Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital LLC President, around Thursday's opening bell.

  • Walmart beats sales expectations, raises outlook
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    Walmart beats sales expectations, raises outlook

    Walmart had a huge quarter, beating on top and bottom lines, and saw online sales grow by 37%. Jeremy Bryan, Gradient Investments Senior Portfolio Manager, joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous to break down the retailer’s quarter.

  • 30-year Treasury yield falls below 2% for first time
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    30-year Treasury yield falls below 2% for first time

    Treasury yields are hitting new lows today, falling below a critical level last night for the first time ever. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Brian Cheung discuss what a 2% yield means for the 30-year.

  • Wall Street analyst expects WWE stock to climb 49%
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    Wall Street analyst expects WWE stock to climb 49%

    WWE’s stock has been on a rocky road this year after hitting record highs in 2018. But Guggenheim analysts are optimistic about the stock rating it a buy, with a $100 price target and calling it their “best idea” of 2019. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus, Brian Sozzi and Reggie Wade discuss.

  • Berkshire Hathaway boosts Amazon, BAC holdings
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    Berkshire Hathaway boosts Amazon, BAC holdings

    Warren Buffett is making a big bet on two big names.Amazon and Bank of America. Berkshire Hathaway just revealed that it has boosted its stake in both companies. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus and Brian Sozzi discuss.

  • Qualcomm CEO on weak Q2, points to 5G, Huawei ban
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    Qualcomm CEO on weak Q2, points to 5G, Huawei ban

    Huawei has played a major role in the U.S.-China trade war. President Trump placed a temporary ban on the company as leverage in a deal. Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade takes a peek into Andy Serwer’s interview with Qualcomm's CEO Steve Mollenkopf on how his company was hurt by the ban when it comes

  • GE denies financial problems in Markopolos allegations
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    GE denies financial problems in Markopolos allegations

    General Electric is coming out swinging against Bernie Madoff Whistleblower, Harry Markopolos. He accused the company of hiding how bad its financial problems really are. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus and Brian Sozzi discuss.

  • Top news bites: August 15
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    Top news bites: August 15

    Here’s Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus with a look at today’s top headlines.

  • Alibaba smashes earnings, revenue expectations
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    Alibaba smashes earnings, revenue expectations

    Shares of Alibaba are soaring in the pre-market, after the Chinese e-commerce giant smashed earnings and revenue expectations — thanks in part to big revenues from the cloud. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforus and Brian Sozzi discuss.

  • Walmart beats on sales, boosts guidance
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    Walmart beats on sales, boosts guidance

    The biggest name in retail is out with quarterly earnings, but does it spell doom and gloom for the entire sector. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus, Brian Sozzi and Heidi Chung break down Walmarts latest earnings report.

  • Futures whipsaw in another volatile day
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    Futures whipsaw in another volatile day

    The market sell off continues this morning, as China causes global markets to slide once more. Well Fargo Senior Economist Tim Quinlan joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus, Brian Sozzi and Rick Newman to discuss.

  • China’s jobless rate hits record high
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    China’s jobless rate hits record high

    New reports show that China’s economy is weakening as the trade war continues. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforus and Brian Sozzi break it down with Akiko Fujita.

  • Companies to Watch: Tilray under pressure,  problems for The RealReal, Amazon senses fear
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    Companies to Watch: Tilray under pressure, problems for The RealReal, Amazon senses fear

    Tilray, The RealReal, Amazon, Apple and Twitter are the companies to watch.

  • Hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb turns bullish on Netflix
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    Hedge fund billionaire Dan Loeb turns bullish on Netflix

    According to Dan Loeb's latest disclosures from his Third Point fund show, he picked up thousands of more shares of Netflix, while selling off some other big names, like American Express and Corona beer parent Constellation Brands. Yahoo Finance's Heidi Chung joins Yahoo Finance to discuss.