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Major Benchmarks Healing Wounds; Investors All Ears over Apple Inc (AAPL) Earnings

On Tuesday US major stocks healed some of their previous wounds but still remained under pressure to stay in bullish zone before different protruding tech earnings following the bell, consisting of tech titan Apple Inc.

On the economic front Investors were also all ears for the result of a two-day event of Federal Reserve policy makers on Wednesday. The blue chip index, Dow Jones Industrial Average gathered 17 points to 17,993, while the tech favorite Nasdaq Composite Index surrendered a meek initial rally to end 5 points, or 0.1%, to 4,889. The S&P 500 index jumped 3 points, or 0.2%, to 2,091 thanks to the energy sector which fueled up rally. Among the laggards of the day, the health-care sector, was the leading from the front due to sluggish biotechnology reports.

Silicon Valley tech titan, Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to declare its first drop in revenue in over a decade, and experts predict to listen sluggish report on iPhone sales, but investors in the options market are holding ground. Comparative to bullish bets, the cost of passive options on Apple is now close to the low end of the range they have settled over the past year, as investors what they think would be hopeful outlook- consisting of an expected hike in dividends and repurchases- together with the sluggish sales. When contrasted with 30-day bullish Apple options, the cost of bearish options is lesser comparatively almost 85 percent of the time compared to previous year, as per reported by options analytics company Trade Alert.

And it’s all time rival Alphabet Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) is gearing up its bid to provide Google Apps away for free to Microsoft Corporation(NASDAQ:MSFT) customers. Google is prolonging its bid to firms who purchase Microsoft software through an Enterprise Agreement which most medium and bigger customers do. An EA is one catch-all deal, normally lasting almost three years, which surrounds all the Microsoft software a firm will use. Microsoft normally bundles and discounts prices when software is purchasing in this way. Any firm with an EA can use Google Apps for free until their EA ends. In simple, even if a firm is previously paying for Microsoft Office, they can jump to Google right away, or just use it, for free. Google basically made this offer back in October, but it was limited to firms that had around 250 and 3,000 users.

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