The Five Things You Need to Know Before the Stock Market Opens Wednesday

The stock market will open Wednesday morning, and as usual there are a few things you need to know before it opens. The first is that this will be the last trading day of the year for most stocks. This means any investments made now could have their values change once they reopen on January 2nd so make sure to take advantage of these final hours if you’re thinking about buying anything. Second, a new US Congress has been elected but it won’t officially start until January 3rd- meaning that all votes casted in November still stand and nothing can be changed until then! Finally, the new Congress’ first vote will be on who is allowed to serve as their Speaker of the House. You’ve likely heard about it in passing or even seen pundits talking about it on cable news channels but if you need a refresher check out this link here .

For those of you invested in railroad stocks, take heart because there are two bills you should keep in mind: the Pipeline and Investors’ Protection Act and the National Freight Network Act . Both bills were submitted in November and they need to be voted on before they can become official, which is why we haven’t heard much about them yet.

The first bill, the Pipeline and Investors’ Protection Act (PIPA), would amend the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 by increasing penalties on railroads that don’t maintain adequate insurance . It also allows for private citizens to sue railroad companies if they damage property while carrying out their business. There are also provisions in it that can increase inspection frequency and allow some groups- like the Union Pacific Railroad Company -to expedite procedures that would normally take two years or more.

The second bill, the National Freight Network Act (NFNA), is designed to promote rail transportation through public-private partnerships . Basically this means taking funds from the Federal Infrastructure Bank and using them to help railroad companies make upgrades with hopes of promoting economic growth. This has been a recurring proposal in recent years but the NFNA would be the first to actually get voted on in Congress.

If both of these bills pass it will provide a significant boost for railroad companies like Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited , and even Berkshire Hathaway Inc . This is because they all own or operate railroads that could see increased business if railroads are able to benefit from increased safety standards and expedited procedures.

That’s all for today but we’ll update you again when the stock market opens on Wednesday morning.

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The stock market will open Wednesday morning, and as usual there are a few things you need to know before it opens. The first is that this will be the last trading day of the year for most stocks. This means any investments made now could have their values change once they reopen on January 2nd so make sure to take advantage of these final hours if you’re thinking about buying anything. Second, a new US Congress has been elected but it won’t officially start until January 3rd- meaning that all votes casted in November still stand and nothing can be changed until then! Finally, the new Congress’ first vote will be on who is allowed to serve as their Speaker of the House. You’ve likely heard about it in passing or even seen pundits talking about it on cable news channels but if you need a refresher check out this link here .

For those of you invested in railroad stocks, take heart because there are two bills you should keep in mind: the Pipeline and Investors’ Protection Act and the National Freight Network Act . Both bills were submitted in November and they need to be voted on before they can become official, which is why we haven’t heard much about them yet.