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Here’s what you need to know before markets open.

1. Global stocks gain as lawmakers inch toward compromise on relief. See what markets are doing today.

2. Oil nears $50 after OPEC+ agrees to raise supply in January. Producers agreed to cautiously raise output by 500,000 barrels per day, well below the expected 2 million barrels per day.

3. Stimulus compromise backed by top Democrats scraps $1,200 direct payments. Absent from the package is another wave of relief payments that economists say is critical to aid the virus-slammed economy.

Video: Stocks open higher as Dow and S&P look to recoup Monday’s losses (CNBC)



4. Paul Tudor Jones predicts an ‘absolute supersonic boom.’ The US will see an explosion of growth in 2021 as the COVID-19 vaccine unleashes pent-up demand from consumers and investors, he said.


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5. Stocks are overbought, according to Morgan Stanley. Mike Wilson said corrections are normal in a bull market and he would use a downturn as a buying opportunity.

6. Cruise stocks surge after Bank of America lifts price targets. Widespread vaccination gives confidence to a full cruise-industry recovery in 2022, Bank of America analysts said.

7. US mortgage rates dipped to their 14th record low of 2020. Near-zero interest rates have pushed borrowing costs to historically low levels and fueled a buying spree in the nation’s housing market.

8. On the data docket. US trade balance, non-farm payrolls, and the Baker Hughes US oil rig count are due.

9. Morgan Stanley pinpointed a bunch of companies with massive growth potential. The firm says to buy these 42 stocks poised to keep expanding for years.

10. Why the dominance of e-commerce stocks is just getting started. Pedro Palandrani of Global X says these 4 are best-positioned for gains during the holiday shopping season.

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