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1 Top Long and Short Trades as the Market Digests GDP Data

by | Dec 22, 2021

The markets are steady after breaking a three-day losing streak while investors await the latest gross domestic product data — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.

The GDP is the biggest report of the quarter that’ll tell us if the economy is growing, and by how much.

This quarter’s GDP came in at 2.3%, right in line with consensus estimates of 2.1% to 2.3%.

Had it been lower, the Federal Reserve might have had reason to reconsider its plan to pull back on bond purchases. But as it stands, the Fed will likely hold its course. 

The Biden administration announced plans to hold a meeting to address ongoing supply chain issues. Private sector companies, such as transport business FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and U.S. officials will discuss efforts to fix disruptions caused by the pandemic.

In this morning’s stock market recap video, you’ll learn why Wednesday’s GDP data can shape market direction in the days to come… the most likely scenario for the bond market… whether stocks are set to rise or fall… major price levels for the major indices… a look into market internals… and my favorite long and short stocks right now with options criteria. 

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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers

This morning’s stock market futures recap: 

DOW (mini)

  • Close: 35,492.7. 
  • Futures: 35,370. 
  • Change: -13. 

S&P 500 (mini)

  • Close: 4,649.23. 
  • Futures: 4,636.25. 
  • Change: -4.5. 

NASDAQ (mini)

  • Close: 15,986.28. 
  • Futures: 15,956.75. 
  • Change: -23.25. 

RUSSELL (mini)

  • Close: 2,202.95. 
  • Futures: 2,196.7. 
  • Change: -3. 

Note: Updated as of 9:23 a.m. EST 

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WRITTEN BY<br>Roger Scott

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