By James Willhite 

Here's what we're watching ahead of the opening bell on Monday.

-- Futures tied to the S&P 500 slipped 0.6%, indicating the benchmark may fall from the all-time high it closed at on Friday. Contracts tied to the Nasdaq-100 edged 0.5% lower and those linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.7%.

Political rancor remains front and center, as the House may move to impeach President Trump as soon as this week.

What's Coming Up

-- Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook at 12 p.m., and Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan speaks at a virtual town hall at 6 p.m.

Investors say the recent rise in Treasury yields is raising questions about how the central bank may respond. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note on Monday edged down to 1.101%, from 1.105% Friday.

-- Ford and General Motors are presenting at the Morgan Stanley Auto 2.0 Conference. Participants at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference will include Novartis, AstraZeneca and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Market Movers to Watch

-- Ahead of the bell, Twitter shares dropped 6.3%. The social-media site permanently banned President Trump, perhaps one of its most famous users. Facebook shut him out as well.

-- Eli Lilly shares jumped more than 14% premarket after it said an experimental Alzheimer's drug helped patients in a small trial.

-- Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics clawed back 6.8% premarket after plummeting more than 50% on Friday.

-- U.S. listed shares of Chinese electric-car maker NIO extended their recent climb, adding 10% premarket after Friday's more than 8% jump. The company on Saturday unveiled its fourth production model.

-- Shares in Gilead Sciences rose 1.7% after the drug maker raised its product sales expectations for 2020 as it said it sold more remdesivir, the Covid-19 drug, amid a recent surge in coronavirus cases.

-- Bitcoin prices on Monday are down more than 8% to trade below $35,000. Just last week the volatile digital currency had been trading north of $40,000.

Market Fact

While the Dow climbed 7.2% in 2020 and the S&P 500 wrapped up the year with a gain of more than 16%, the average diversified U.S. stock fund rewarded investors with a 19.1% increase.

Chart of the Day

Investors are showing signs of increasing exuberance, reflecting optimism about a vaccine-fueled global recovery and the changed economics of the post-coronavirus world.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 11, 2021 07:57 ET (12:57 GMT)

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