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Happy Friday the 13th, Bull Sheeters. Global stocks are faltering as we close out the week, with energy weighing on overseas markets. U.S. futures, however, are gaining ground this morning with Disney shares surging in pre-market trading after the entertainment giant posted impressive streaming numbers after the bell.
Meanwhile, investors are warily eyeing a brutal second wave of COVID cases on both sides of the Atlantic.
Let’s check in on the action.
- The major Asia indexes are down in afternoon trading with Japan’s Nikkei off 0.5%.
- Here’s a juicy detail about how the mysterious last-minute cancelation of Ant Group’s IPO went down. It was ordered by none other than President Xi Jinping, the Wall Street Journal reports.