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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, Oct. 15


These are the top news, trends, and analyses that traders need in order to get started with trading.

1. Wall Street poised for another winning week, thanks to solid earnings

Traders are seen working on the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) floor, October 12, 2021.

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2. On the heels of the first Bitcoin futures ETF, bitcoin nears $60,000

Bitcoin on display.

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BitcoinContinued its climb higher Friday inching toward $60,000Overnight, there are growing expectations that U.S. regulators will act quickly won’t stand in the wayThe first exchange-traded bitcoin futures fund. This fund will trade on Tuesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission has until Monday midnight to object. Many crypto experts believe that the ETF will trade as planned. Bitcoin reached an all-time peak of $65,000 in April, before the global slump brought it below $29,000 for its largest single currency. Bitcoin’s volatility is well-known. It has now doubled.

3. Following this week’s inflation hot data, retailers sales were up before the bell

On Thursday September 16, 2021, pedestrians in San Francisco carried Macy’s bags.

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4. FDA panel to meet on J&J booster after recommending Moderna

A nurse fills a syringe with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic hosted by The Tournament of Roses in partnership with the Pasadena Public Health Department, August 19, 2021 at Tournament House in Pasadena, California.

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The Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel for vaccines will meet on Friday to review a booster shot. Johnson & JohnsonThe one-dose Covid vaccination and data on mixing and matchingphotos The Thursday panel unanimously recommendedGiving you an extra boost of ModernaThe two-dose Covid vaccine is available to persons 65 years and over and vulnerable adults. Moderna would now have guidelines that are consistent with the third dose of Covid vaccine. This nonbinding decision will bring Moderna into line. Pfizer“The vaccine. A final FDA decision on Moderna boosters could come within days after consideration from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

5. Virgin Galactic sinks 20% after delaying commercial service

Sir Richard Branson (left), in space with mission specialists Sirisha Ballla and Beth Moses, July 11, 2021.

Virgin Galactic

Virgin GalacticIt is delaying launch of commercial space tourism services until the fourth quarter 2022. Shares Richard BransonThe premarket saw 20% plunge in shares of Virgin Galactic’s space business. Virgin Galactic is going to start refurbishing and upgrading its spacecraft and its carrier aircraft this month, instead of performing its next spaceflight flight test. It is anticipated that the company will spend eight- to ten months on its enhancements. makes mid-2022 the earliestUnity 23 spaceflight. The Federal Aviation Administration approved Virgin Galactic’s return to flight last month after an examination into Branson’s July spaceflight.

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Mike Robinson
Mike covers the financial, utilities and biotechnology sectors for Street Register. He has been writing about investment and personal finance topics for almost 12 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University.