5 things to know before the stock market starts on March 4, 2021

Here are the key news, trends and analyzes that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Equity futures indicate more weakness

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: NYSE

2. Unemployed claims on the deck

The couple Renne Alva (37) and Travis Wasicek (43) sit between their belongings along Seawall Boulevard as they embrace to keep each other warm after the record-breaking winter temperatures in Galveston, Texas, February 18, 2021. The couple said they last became homeless years after losing their jobs due to the economic consequences of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Latif Address | Reuters

Biden agrees to limit $ 1,400 gains

US President Joe Biden speaks at a virtual meeting with the House Democratic Caucus in the Eisenhower Executive Office building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Yuri Gripas | Abaca | Bloomberg | Getty Images

4. Melvin Capital gained more than 20% in February

This illustration photo shows someone checking the GameStop stock on a smartphone on February 17, 2021 in Los Angeles while the logos Reddit, Citadel, Robinhood and Melvin Capital are seen in the background before the virtual trial involving GameStop shares.

Chris Delmas | AFP | Getty Images

5. SpaceX Starship prototype rocket explodes after successful landing

Starship prototype rocket SN10 stands on the launch pad at the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

SpaceX

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