5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, November 15

Lael Brainard, vice chair of the US Federal Reserve, listens to a question during an interview in Washington, DC, US, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.

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Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Fed speak in the spotlight

Stocks fell Monday, snapping a strong two-day win streak following better-than-expected inflation data. Will it be enough to stop the momentum in what’s been an otherwise good month, though? What Federal Reserve officials say as they chew over a fresh round of economic data will likely have a lot to do with it. On Monday, we had a little taste of this push and pull. Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard sounded a more dovish note about potentially easing off rate increases, which the central bank has been using to fight inflation, while Fed Governor Christopher Waller said the market was getting ahead of itself. Get ready for more Fed speak, too. Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker, Fed Governor Lisa Cook and Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr are all set to talk Tuesday. Read live market updates here.

2. Walmart’s grocery advantage

The assortment in Walmart’s beef department has reflected changing consumer preferences, as more of them opt for higher quality cuts of meat.

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3. G-20 slams Ukraine invasion

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrives for the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Indonesia.

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4. Home Depot and inflation

A Home Depot store in Hyattsville, Maryland, on February 22, 2022.

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5. A million creditors?

Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder and chief executive officer of FTX, in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

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