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Stock market news: Opening bell, October 23, 2018



Saudi Arabia investment conference
Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler
of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Imran Khan, Prime
Minister of Pakistan,Saudi Arabia Minister of State Ibrahim
Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, attend the investment conference in Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia.

Reuters/Faisal Al

Here is what you need to know. 

Global markets slump as a ‘poisonous brewing cauldron’ of risks
spooks investors
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell
close to 3% and Germany’s DAX is down 1.2%. The S&P 500 is
set to open lower by 1.37%.

The stock market’s “dead cat bounce” is
The “rolling bear market” that Morgan
Stanley has been talking about this year is making a comeback and
the bank says two sectors stand to get hit the hardest. 

The 10-year nears its lowest level in 3
The benchmark yield is down nearly 5 basis
points at 3.151%, and is flirting with its lowest level since
October 3.  

2 investing legends have very different ideas about what to do
when a bubble is about to burst
Howard Marks
and Jeremy Grantham have made historically accurate market calls,
but disagree on what to do when a crash is near.  

Hong Kong sits in the ‘danger zone’ for a fresh financial
“For Hong Kong, 50 warning signals were
given over the past 12 quarters out of a maximum of 60, the
highest of all the 30 economies in our sample,” a team of Nomura
analysts wrote. 

One of the largest cannabis companies is going public on the New
York Stock Exchange
Aurora Cannabis will make its
New York Stock Exchange debut on Tuesday, under the ticker “ACB.”

Netflix is issuing another $2 billion of junk
The streaming giant intends to use the
proceeds to support content acquisitions, production and
development, and other corporate purposes.

Sears chairman Eddie Lampert is seeking a partner for a $300
million bankruptcy loan for the bankrupt
Lampert’s hedge fund, ESL
Investments, has held talks with Cyrus Capital Partners about
sharing the burden of a $300 million bankruptcy loan for Sears,
Reuters says.

An explosive device was found in a mailbox near billionaire
George Soros’ home
The device was detonated by
bomb-squad technicians, the Jerusalem Post reports. Soros was not
home at the time. 

reporting picks up
3M, Caterpillar,
Harley-Davidson, McDonald’s, and Verizon Wireless report ahead of
the opening bell.

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