Chips Ahoy, Toilet Paper, Home Sales: 3 Things to Watch

This post was originally published on this site — Markets tumbled after Joe Biden appeared ready to make good on his promise to hike taxes on the rich.

Biden is reportedly contemplating almost doubling the capital gains tax hike up to 39.6% to fund child care and education proposals included in his so-called American Family Plan.

Lower stocks came amid strong earnings, but also an apparent slowdown in the reopening. And not all countries are recovering equally: India reported a record one-day surge in cases on Thursday.

Economic data has remained optimistic, with fewer people than expected filing for unemployment last week.  

Many more earnings from various sectors are coming in today and tomorrow. 

Here are three things that could affect markets tomorrow:

1. Chips ahoy

Keep an eye on Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) shares in the wake of earnings after the bell Thursday. The company has already laid out its big factory and foundry plans, and said it expects to beat on revenue and EPS. So it’s all about the forecast.

2. Toilet paper and more earnings

Also likely to move are some of the bigger names reporting ahead of the bell on Friday. Honeywell (NYSE:HON), Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) are all due. All are expected to post lower profit and growth from a year ago.

3. New home sales 

We’ll find out how many folks scooped up the American dream in March with the release of new home sales numbers at 10:00 AM ET (1400 GMT). Consensus calls for 885,000, which would be a significant jump over February’s 775,000. Thank the weather.








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