10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, S)

markets.businessinsider.com | 7/17/2017 | Jonathan Garber
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The GOP healthcare vote is on hold. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to delay the vote until Sen. John McCain recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.

China - Economy - Expectations - Economy - %

China's economy tops expectations. The Chinese economy grew at a 6.9% year-over-year clip in the second quarter, National Bureau of Statistics data showed. It was the 10th straight gross-domestic-product report that was either in line or 0.1% above expectations.

Euro-area inflation cools down. Euro-area inflation printed up 1.3% year-over-year in June, according to Eurostat data, a bit slower than the 1.4% YoY reading from May.

Fed - Odds - Market - % - Chance

Fed rate-hike odds are sliding. The market sees a 40.4% chance the Federal Reserve lifts its benchmark interest rate before the end of the year, according to Bloomberg's World Interest Rate Probability data. That's down from a 51.9% probability one week ago.

China's steel production hits a record high. The NBS said steel output surged 5.7% to 73.23 million tonnes in June, topping the previous record of 72.78 million tonnes reported in April.

Cryptocurrencies - Weekend

Cryptocurrencies got rocked over the weekend....
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