10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TSLA, AAPL, SMCI, SNAP)

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Here is what you need to know. 

Here comes the jobs report. The US economy is expected to have added 185,000 nonfarm jobs as the unemployment rate slipped to 3.8%, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Average hourly earnings are expected to have increased 2.8% year-over-year. 

The 10-year is testing 7-year highs. The benchmark yield hit a high of 3.227% on Thursday — a level last seen in the spring of 2011 — and is currently holding just below 3.21%. 

Stock markets around the world are lowerJapan’s Nikkei (+0.8%) trailed in Asia and Germany’s DAX (-0.78%) lags in Europe. The S&P 500 is set to open little changed near 2,902. 

Why a $603 billion investor is bracing for a rocky end-of-year ride for marketsNeil Dwane, a portfolio manager and the global strategist at Allianz Global Investors explains why the conditions that rocked stocks in February haven’t disappeared even though markets have rebounded, and why they could soon make a comeback.

Elon Musk mocks the SEC. „Just want to that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work,“ the Tesla CEO tweeted Thursday. „And the name change is so on point!“

Super Micro Computers crashes after report says it sold data servers compromised by Chinese spiesShares plunged 41% after a Bloomberg report said Chinese spies implanted tiny chips in server motherboards that were purchased from the company by firms including Amazon and Apple.

Apple strongly denies bombshell report that Chinese spies were able to secretly implant chips in its serversIn a statement out Thursday afternoon, Apple said it has never found any „malicious chips“ or vulnerabilities in „any server“ and says it has not had contact with the FBI about an investigation. 

Snap tumbles below $8 for the first timeShares fell as much as 7.8% Thursday — to a record low of $7.56 apiece — after Evercore analyst Anthony DiClemente said Instagram is „irreversibly“ hurting the company. 

Square is bankrolling merchants to let them extend credit to shoppersThe company will extend credit to customers of merchants for purchases of between $250 and $10,000 through its consumer-side lending service „Square Installments,“ Reuters reports.  

The owner of MoviePass just freed up room to sell more stockHelios & Matheson has reached an agreement with creditors that would reduce the number of shares it needs to set aside for notes it issued that can be converted into stock, potentially paving the way for more share sales. The MoviePass parent has increased its share count by 80,000% since July. 

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