10 things before the opening bell

10 things before the opening bell
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1. US stocks are muted as investors wait for Facebook to kick off earnings from the FAANG gang this week. Warnings from Powell and Yellen have revived inflation niggles, while oil is on the rise again. Check out the lastest on the markets here.

2. One China regulator suggested Big-Tech crackdowns could come to an end soon. Beijing's scrutiny of fintech firms may wrap up this year, per Bloomberg. Lifting these regulations could have widespread repercussions for giants like Alibaba and Didi Global.


3. We spoke to John Rogers, the renowned stock-picker known for finding cheap and overlooked gems. He told us how the COVID crash cemented his approach, and shared the market trends he's watching for future gains.

4. Earnings on deck: Facebook, HSBC Holdings, and LG Chem, all reporting.

5. We could see an ethereum-based ETF as soon as this year. But other altcoin funds will have to wait, said the US CEO of crypto-trading firm GSR. He explained why ethereum bulls betting on wider adoption may not have to wait much longer.

6. Hedge fund Saba Capital missed most of a 357% surge after it dumped shares in the SPAC set to merge with Trump's media company. Citing conflicting "values," the firm sold its more-than-2 million share stake. Read full details here.

7. Soaring oil prices usually help stocks. But this time is different, said BofA. The bank noted that companies aren't reinvesting the extra proceeds like they have in the past, putting a damper on earnings growth. The firm's US stock-strategy head explains.


8. Robinhood's crypto wallet waitlist has more than 1 million people, said CEO Vlad Tenev. The trading platform announced last month that it's testing the new feature, which would allow users to manage their crypto holdings on the app.

9. JP Thieriot, CEO of the crypto brokerage Uphold, sees bitcoin going to $85k in the coming weeks. He broke down his forecast, which is predicated on stocks continuing to rise. Thieriot also shared 5 altcoins he thinks have "enormous" potential ahead due to their underlying technology.

10. Evergrande staved off crisis for now, but default is still a possibility. 6 experts shared how to prepare for the potential collapse of the Chinese real-estate titan. They also laid out 2 trades nervous investors can make now.

Compiled by Phil Rosen. Feedback? Email prosen@insider.com or tweet @philrosenn.

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