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Events Today for Thursday, October 8, 2020

Events in the US Today (EDT):*

DAY - Wear a mask & socially distance <3
8:00am - POTUS appears on Fox Business TV
8:30am - Initial Jobless Claims [3/3 Volatility]
10:45am - Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press conference
12:00pm - Nancy Pelosi appears on Bloomberg TV’s “Balance of Power” program
Regeneron shares rose 4.9% in pre-market trading after POTUS said its an antibody cocktail was was the “key” to his quick recovery. The president said he would authorize its emergency use
Crop futures are climbing as dry weather threatens planting in the Americas and Black Sea areas. Wheat has risen for five days and is trading near the highest level since 2015.
The city of Boston says it is suspending the reopening of public schools after coronavirus infections surged past 4%.
The major averages rose sharply on Wednesday after POTUS tweeted support for aid to airlines and other stimulus measures, stoking hopes that a smaller aid package could be passed by lawmakers.
*Events in the World Today (EDT):*
DAY - China Holiday
3:25am - UK BoE Gov Bailey Speaks [3/3 Volatility]
Euro Zone ECB's Schnabel Speaks [2/3 Volatility]
4:00am - Euro Zone ECB's De Guindos Speaks [2/3 Volatility]
6:15am - Euro Zone ECB's Mersch Speaks [2/3 Volatility]
7:00am - Mexico CPI )MoM&YoY-Sep) [2/3 Volatility]
7:30am - Euro Zone ECB Monetary Policy Statement [3/3 Volatility]
8:00am - Brazil Retail Sales (MoM&YoY-Aug) [2/3 Volatility]
8:15am - Canada Housing Starts (Sep) [2/3 Volatility]
8:30am - Canada BoC Gov Council Member Macklem Speaks [2/3 Volatility]
Canada Building Permits (MoM-Aug) [2/3 Volatility]
11:00am - Mexico Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes [2/3 Volatility]
5:00pm - New Zealand NZIER Business Confidence (Q3) [2/3 Volatility]
Italy on Wednesday issued a mandatory order for individuals to wear masks while outdoors as confirmed cases of the coronavirus climbed to levels unseen in the nation since April
Production of the new “Jurassic World” film in Great Britain was stopped for two weeks after a “few” positive COVID-19 cases emerged on the set
Samsung Electronics said Thursday its profit for the three months that ended in September likely rose 58% from a year ago.
S&P expects Dubai’s debt load to worsen, doesn’t see pre-pandemic recovery until 2023.

*Earnings Before Open:*
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