The Update: November 11, 2016 (Veterans Day)

Here’s what we’re paying close attention to today:

  • JCPenney ($JCP) reports their quarterly earnings before the market opens. The company has seen a decline in the price of their stock for the last three months, save for the last two days. Investors are hopeful that the company can exceed predicted sales figures.
  • The Nasdaq has been in a decline for the last two days, as have its most popular tech stocks. Could it end the week on a high note?
  • It’s Veterans Day, which means bond markets are closed.

What we’re reading this morning:

Dollar General Launching Convenience Stores Called ‘DGX’” by Laura Northrup, Consumerist
The dollar store chain ($DG) is rebranding for a younger generation, moving away from its cheap-o image to something more 21st century. Could this help them with their 3-month stock slump?

Why has Dow Jones hit a record high following Trump’s victory?” by Sean Farrell and Graeme Wearden, The Guardian
The Dow is up, much to everyone’s surprise. The Guardian takes an in-depth look as to why this is happening.

The Financial Markets Have Accepted a Trump Presidency” by Gillian B. White, The Atlantic
Another look at the current financial climate, and various reactions to our president-elect.

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