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5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, Jan. 12


Investors need the following news, analysis and trends to help them start trading:

1. Wall Street appears stable following tech rebound in two sessions

Traders in the NYSE Floor, Jan. 10, 2022.

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U.S. stock futuresThe key inflation report on Wednesday had little impact on the market. This is the NasdaqThe second session was held on Tuesday. tech stocks continued to rebound. Index gained 1.4% after bond yields stabilised. This took some pressure off growth-orientated name, which seemed to have stabilized following a tough start to the New Year. It was the S&P 500The stock rose almost 1% breaking the five-session losing streak. It was the Dow Jones Industrial AverageThe Dow gained 0.5% ending its four-session slide. The S&P 500 and the Dow on Tuesday finished nearly 1.8% and 1.5% away, respectively, from their record closes last week. Nasdaq was 5.6% off its November record closing.

2. Consumer prices expected to remain hot in December

The government December consumer price indexThe ET will be released at 8:30 AM. ET is forecast to increase by 7% over the previous year. This would slightly exceed November’s 6.8% year-over-year gain. It is the highest increase in ET since 1982.

The Core CPI (which excludes energy and food) is expected to rise 5.4% in December compared with its 4.9% increase the previous month. It is the 10-year Treasury yieldOn Wednesday dipped to around 1.74%After a jump this year, to more than 1.8% earlier in the week, this data is ahead.

3. Fed Chief Powell states that tighter policies are needed in order to manage inflation

Jerome Powell, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, speaks at his hearing on renominations to Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Capitol Hill, Washington, U.S.A, January 11, 20,22.

Graeme Jennings | Reuters

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell,The path seems clear to another term at the head of the central bank. declaredOn Tuesday, the U.S. economic situation was both stable enough and needed tighter monetary policies to manage inflation. The Fed will be increasing interest rates this year as well as tapering its monthly asset purchase and shrinking its balance sheet. Powell made these comments at his confirmation hearing. Key senators expressed support for Powell during that time.

4. Omicron could be in for a sharp drop in Britain and the U.S.

The patient with coronavirus (COVID-19), is intubated at Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio), U.S.A, January 4, 2022.

Shannon Stapleton | Reuters

Scientists are seeing signalsCovid Omicron, a rapidly expanding variant of Covid Omicron may have hit its peak in Britain. It may also be poised to make its way to the United States. Omicron is so contagious it has already outsold people infected in just one month and a quarter since it was first discovered in South Africa. According to the University of Washington, the model that predicts the daily incidence of cases in the U.S. is highly reliable. It projects that the figure will reach 1.2 million per day by January 19, and then begin to decline sharply. CNBC’s CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data revealed that the 747,267 new infections per day was the most recent seven-day average.

5. Biden sent more Covid testing to schools to ensure they are open

The first day of Chicago Public Schools’ winter break, Monday January 3rd 2022 saw students leaving Darwin Elementary in Chicago’s Logan Square area.

Brian Cassella | Tribune News Service | Getty Images

The White House is increasingIn an effort to protect schools from being affected by the outbreak of the omicron variant, federal funding has been provided to support Covid testing. Tuesday’s announcement by the Biden Administration was that 5 million rapid and 5,000,000 laboratory-based PCR tests will be made available to schools. It is expected they will start making them available this month. This effort is intended to reduce supply problems and increase safety at schools. These funds are in addition to more than $10 Billion allocated under the Covid relief legislation for school-based assessments.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report. You can follow all market activity like a professional. CNBC Pro. The latest information on pandemics is available here CNBC’s coronavirus coverage.