Washington, D.C., strategists expect some sort of a deal to be hammered out.
There were 374 global IPOs over the course of the year, the highest number since 2014, when 413 companies went public. Last year, only 268 listed publicly, the lowest number since 2012.
But short-term volatility, just like shot-term returns, is very difficult if not impossible to forecast.
The number of such reported incidents has been skyrocketing. According to Sustainalytics, a research firm focused on company-related ESG issues, there have been 296 processed incidents that fall under the category of discrimination and harassment thus far this year. For the three-year period between 2014 and 2016, the average annual number was 168.
The four-pronged expiration event tends to contribute to a certain degree of trepidation on Wall Street.
But our call of the day focuses on a neglected gadgets maker, coming to the rescue of those who might be tired of predictable calls about the year ahead.
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Bitcoin futures expiring in January
Also ahead are monetary policy decisions from the European Central Bank and Bank of England, after the Federal Reserve revealed its own interest rate call on Wednesday.