1) U.S. Equity markets finished higher on Tuesday after a strong start to the earnings season by Banking and Healthcare stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 237.44 or 0.89%, the S&P 500 added 29.53 or 1.00% while the Nasdaq 100 closed higher by 100.06 or 1.24% and the Russell 2000 finished higher by 17.87 or 1.19%.
2) Crude Oil Futures fell $0.70 or 1.30% on weak Chinese economic data while Gold Futures dropped $12.70 or 0.85% despite more weakness in the U.S. dollar. The Bond market was also weak and the yield on the 10-Year Treasury Note settled at 1.769%.
3) Earnings season kicked-off with a strong start as nine out of the eleven companies that reported earnings before the opening bell beat estimates. UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), and JPMorgan (JPM) were among the group that exceeded expectations while Goldman Sachs (GS) and Wells Fargo (WFC) reported weaker-than-expected results.
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