**__ Diplomatt’s Daily Digest – January 25, 2022__**
Good morning and happy Tuesday, everyone! After a wildly volatile session that saw the Dow erase a more than 1,100 point decline, U.S. stock index futures fell in early trading this morning to finish the day in positive territory. Markets were looking at a big round of earnings in the morning and housing price data shortly before the open. General Electric shares fell 2.8%, and Johnson & Johnson lost 1.5% after reporting earnings. J&J shares fell even though the company slightly beat earnings per share estimates and provided strong guidance ahead. Markets have been rattled by a combination of factors, primarily a Federal Reserve expected to start raising interest soon to combat inflation and geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Omicron’s economic impact has also been a concern, though signs that the Covid variant spread is diminishing have lessened those fears.

**StockTwits Top 10 Trending Tickers of the Day:**
1. LRC
3. SPY
4. IBM
5. GE
6. JNJ
10. VZ

Quote of the week: You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.“ – Marcus Aurelius.

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