Here are the key news, trends, and analysis investors need to start their trading day:
1. Dow futures skyrocket and turn positive after major inflation data
A statue of George Washington is pictured in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City.
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2. Apple holds launch event and releases iOS security patch
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in a still from video captured on September 15, 2020 in Cupertino, California during a special event at Apple Park corporate headquarters.
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Apple is hosting its annual iPhone event on Tuesday, the company’s seventh virtual launch due to the pandemic. According to analysts, the tech giant is expected to launch new iPhones and updates to its AirPods and Apple Watch. New iPads and MacBooks Pro laptops are also due for an update, although it is unclear whether Apple will pack or distribute all autumn launches in one.
Apple has released a patch for its iOS mobile operating system to fix a vulnerability related to the iPhone’s iMessage function. According to the research group Citizen Lab, an Israeli company had been exploiting the weakness since February. The company, the NSO Group, has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility. The FBI and Israeli officials have investigated NSO.
3. Cathie Wood expects big profits for Tesla, digital currencies
Cathie Wood, Founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management LLC, speaks during the Skybridge Capital SALT New York 2021 conference in New York on September 13, 2021.
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Ark Invest’s Cathie Wood, the popular investor focused on disruptive innovation, made bullish calls on Tesla and cryptocurrencies at the annual SALT conference Monday night. When asked about her recent cut in her Tesla stake, Wood said it was a technical move and the electric vehicle maker still accounts for more than 10% of Ark’s flagship fund. Wood has become increasingly optimistic about ether, saying that their crypto portfolio is now 40% made up of the world’s second largest digital coin and 60% bitcoin.
4. SEC chairman asking questions about crypto regulations
Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), listens during a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) at the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC, USA, on Monday, December 9, 2013.
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5. House Democrats propose tax hikes to pay $ 3.5 trillion
House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal (L), Democrat of Massachusetts, speak on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Accord, known as the USMCA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Jan. December 2019.
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House Democrats outlined tax hikes that will offset up to $ 3.5 trillion in spending on social safety net and climate policy. The proposal provides for top tax rates of 26.5% and 39.6% for corporate and personal taxes. Tax plans could change as the Democrats attempt to draft and pass a final bill in the coming weeks. The proposal also includes a 3% surcharge on individual income over $ 5 million and a capital gains tax of 25%.
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