/5 things to know before the stock market opens March 11, 2021

5 things to know before the stock market opens March 11, 2021

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Dow set to add to Wednesday’s record high close

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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2. Bond yields down ahead of jobless claims data

3. Biden to address nation on coronavirus response

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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4. WHO declared Covid a pandemic 1 year ago

The past year of the pandemic saw over 118 million global Covid infections and 2.6 million deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

  • The U.S. accounted for 24% of the world’s cases and at least 529,267, or about 20%, of the fatalities.
  • There were 58,611 new infections in America on Wednesday, slightly above the seven-day average but down 80% from single-day peak on Jan. 2.
  • The U.S. has approved three vaccines for emergency use: Two-shot regimens from Pfizer and Moderna and a one-shot course from Johnson & Johnson.
  • The CDC’s numbers show that nearly 33 million people, or almost 10% of the U.S. population, have been fully vaccinated.

5. It’s Day 2 on NYSE for Roblox and debut for Coupang

The New York Stock Exchange welcomes executives and guests of Roblox (NYSE: RBLX), today, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in celebration of its Direct Listing.

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