NewsWatch: Heavily shorted stocks began their ‘off the charts’ rally long before the GameStop frenzy, Deutsche Bank says

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

It’s another busy week of earnings and stocks look set to get off to a good start. See full story.

The S&P 500 is on track for surprise earnings growth, and Disney waits on deck

Sizable earnings beats from Big Tech and the big banks are likely to drive a surprise lift in corporate profits this earnings season. See full story.

Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor snapped up by Japanese tech giant for $6 billion

Dialog is the latest U.K.-based chip maker to be targeted by overseas bidders after Nvidia’s $40 billion takeover of Arm Holdings. See full story.

Bond yields are surging. But here’s the bigger threat to stock markets, according to SocGen strategists

Bond yields are surging. But that isn’t the number-one threat to stocks, according to strategists at a French bank. See full story.

If you blinked, you probably missed Reddit’s Super Bowl commercial

Reddit may not have had the most memorable commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl, but it certainly had the shortest one. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

The irony here is that you’ll have better luck finding a car with a list price of $200,000 or more. See full story.