5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday | allsaxmusic

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Reaching for rate cuts

Stocks have pulled back from their record highs as doubts grow about how soon the Federal Reserve will start to cut interest rates. After the central bank held rates steady last week, Chair Jerome Powell suggested investors may have to wait longer than expected for policy to ease — and other Fed policymakers have started to back him up this week. Earnings will help to drive stocks for the rest of the week, headlined by Walt Disney on Wednesday after the bell. Follow live market updates here.

2. Sports streaming supergroup

3. Blunderbolt

4. Credit card crunch

5. Pickups, pico and pics

By Liam