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5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Wednesday

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Here are five things you must know for Wednesday, Nov. 23:

1. -- U.S. stock futures slipped slightly Wednesday while global stocks also weren't feeling so giddy about the Dow Jones Industrial Average setting a new high after surpassing 19,000 for the first time.

European stocks traded mixed, with shares in London higher but stocks in Germany and Paris trading to the downside. Asian stocks finished the session mixed. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.2% while Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.

The Dow on Tuesday closed at at a record 19,023.87. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also closed with record highs for the second day in a row.

Crude oil in the U.S. early Wednesday gained 0.5% to $48.26 a barrel.

The economic calendar in the U.S. Wednesday includes minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting earlier in November. Investors will be looking for confirmation of the likelihood the central bank will raise interest rates in December.

The Federal Open Market Committee opted to leave rates unchanged at the meeting, but...


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