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By Barbara Kollmeyer

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are reportedly set to meet virtually before the end of the year.

Levi /zigman2/quotes/204763189/composite LEVI -6.36% stock is jumping, after the denim giant beat on earnings and hiked its full-year outlook.

Rocket Lab shares /zigman2/quotes/222592018/composite RKLB -17.40% are climbing, after the aerospace and satellite service provider announced a NASA deal .

Weekly jobless claims totalled a lower-than-expected 326,000. The data comes a day ahead of closely watched September payroll numbers that are expected to show a gain of about 500,000 jobs .

In the first blow to the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., a federal judge has ordered Texas to suspend Senate Bill 8.

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The markets

U.S. stocks /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -3.38% /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -3.89% /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -4.65% are higher in early trading and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y -2.50% is up 2 basis points at 1.546%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI +0.20% jumped 2.8%, with a rally for Chinese Estates /zigman2/quotes/202301422/delayed HK:127 +0.46% — formerly a big shareholder of troubled China Evergrande /zigman2/quotes/208605330/delayed HK:3333 +8.55% — after an offer to go private.

Oil prices /zigman2/quotes/209723049/delayed CL00 -2.46% are slipping, along with natural-gas prices , following Tuesday’s Russia-driven big drop.

Bitcoin’s /zigman2/quotes/31322028/realtime BTCUSD -3.38% is hovering just under $55,000 as a recent run of strength continues.

The chart

Buy the dip is alive and well — to a point, say senior strategist Ben Onatibia and analyst Giacomo Pierantoni at VandaTrack, a tracker of individual investor purchases.

Retail investors have continued to buy market downturns this week, but continue to get price sensitive. “They buy large quantities when the S&P sells off by more than 1%, but they buy very little when stocks fluctuate between -1% and 1% (chart below). That’s another way of saying that institutional selling faces little resistance from retail investors, unless the selloff reaches dramatic proportions,” says the team.

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-1.12 -6.36%
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11.20
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2.17%
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$6.98 billion
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
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-0.99 -17.40%
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N/A
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N/A
Market Cap
$2.62 billion
Rev. per Employee
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31,551.33
-1,103 -3.38%
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-158.93 -3.89%
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May 18, 2022 2:39p
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20,644.28
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HK : Hong Kong
$ 2.19
+0.01 +0.46%
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Market Cap
$4.16 billion
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$2.45M
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$ 1.65
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$21.79 billion
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$4.43M
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$ 109.64
-2.76 -2.46%
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29,064.11
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