Here are five things you must know for Tuesday, March 30:
1. -- Stock Futures Are Lower and Yields Are Climbing
Stock futures were falling Tuesday and Treasury yields climbed as the vaccine rollout in the U.S. boosted hopes for an economic recovery and investors awaited details of President Joe Biden's spending plans.
Traders also weighed whether the implosion of U.S. hedge fund Archegos Capital will be isolated or exposure to the situation will spread to other banks.
Contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 24 points, S&P 500 futures fell 12 points and futures on the tech-heavy Nasdaq declined 90 points.
Ten-year Treasury yields rose to 1.758% early Tuesday, just off 14-month highs.
Biden said Monday that 90% of U.S. adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by April 19. Biden aims to have full vaccine availability for all American adults by May 1.
Vaccines from Moderna (MRNA) and Pfizer (PFE) , meanwhile, were "highly effective" in preventing COVID-19 infections "in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers," U.S. health officials said.
President Biden is expected to unveil Wednesday a two-pronged stimulus package with a focus on infrastructure and jobs.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday closed at a record in mixed trading Monday as investors weighed the uncertain fallout of the forced liquidation of positions held by Archegos Capital.
Credit Suisse (CS) and Nomura Holdings (NMR) warned they face potentially significant losses from their dealings with Archegos. Goldman Sachs Group (GS) has told clients that any losses it faces from Archegos likely were to be immaterial.
Jim Cramer reviewed the Archegos drama for Real Money here.
2. -- ViacomCBS Rebounds Amid Archegos Drama
Shares of ViacomCBS (VIACA) were rising more than 6% in premarket trading Tuesday after the media giant lost more than half its value last week in a collapse caused by the forced selling by hedge fund Archegos.
The stock had risen roughly ninefold over the course of a year before its steep drop, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
Discovery (DISCA) also was hit hard last week as part of the hedge fund's unwinding.
Both stocks posted double-digit percentage declines on Friday amid forced liquidation of positions linked to Archegos.
ViacomCBS and Discovery were brought down by giant block trades initiated by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley after Archegos - the family office of former Tiger Management trader Bill Hwang - reportedly failed to meet margin calls.
ViacomCBS shares early Tuesday were up 6.29% to $50, while Discovery gained 1.26% to $41.75.
3. -- Tuesday's Calendar: Chewy and Lululemon Earnings, Consumer Confidence
The U.S. economic calendar for Tuesday includes the Case-Shiller Home Price Index for January at 9 a.m. ET and Consumer Confidence for March at 10 a.m.
4. -- DraftKings Edges Higher After Sharp Slump
DraftKings (DKNG) shares were up 2.15% to $59.45 in premarket trading Tuesday after sliding following a report from Deutsche Bank that said the future of online sports betting in New York state was "hanging by a thread."
The stock tumbled 8.49% on Monday after analyst Carlo Santarelli said in a research note that comments from New York officials "appear far more pessimistic" than those made several weeks ago around the prospects of legalizing online sports betting during this budget session.
While the matter likely will be settled by the end of the week, Santarelli added, "the early read, and our view, is that there are too many variant agendas and too little time to get this issue sorted out in this budget session."
Penn National Gaming PENN, which slumped 7.85% on Monday, traded down slightly early Tuesday to $98.15.
5. -- Cramer Says Use Weakness to Buy Favorite Reopening Stocks
Jim Cramer, the founder of TheStreet, told viewers of his "Mad Money" program they should use days like Monday to buy their favorite reopening stocks into weakness and sell their lockdown stocks into strength.
Cramer said Monday's halt in the reopening rally was caused by two factors. First was the liquidation of hedge fund Archegos. The second was the chilling warning of "impending doom" issued by the director of the Centers for Disease Control. Cramer said the dire warning against reopening the U.S. economy too soon put the brakes on the entire reopening trade, at least for now.
Ultimately, however, Cramer said he's not making any short-term bets on the FAANG stocks (Cramer's acronym for Facebook (FB) , Apple (AAPL) , Amazon (AMZN) , Netflix (NFLX) and Alphabet's Google (GOOGL) ) or the rest of the technology sector.