Patti Domm is CNBC executive news editor, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy. Prior to joining CNBC in 1999 as senior news editor, Domm was the equities editor for the Americas at Reuters. She was also Wall Street editor at Reuters, reporting on mergers, acquisitions and the Street. She also edited three CNBC books on personal investing. Domm serves on the board of the Financial Womens Association of New York.
A week's worth of economic reports has been crunched into just three days this week, and Wednesday has its share of significant data, which include jobless claims, durable goods and consumer sentiment.
Risk is on so far this holiday week, but the bigger question is how long will that trade work. Tuesday's calendar is heavy on news about housing and the consumer, including the revision to third quarter GDP.
Friday's markets have no economic indicators to consider, but Dell's disappointing after the bell earnings could spill into tech stocks.
The latest rush to gold is providing plenty of market buzz even on the quietest days.
The low volume nature of the nearly 8-month old market rally has been an ongoing concern, but now the absence of institutional players could be an issue.
Stocks could continue their uptrend on Tuesday, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke showed little concern about the weakening dollar and signaled that low interest rates will stay.
The market will be challenged by plenty of economic news in the coming week, as investors look for signs the recovery is taking hold. But the market could trend higher as investors rotate into higher quality names.
The so-called 'risk trade', where the dollar moves lower while risk assets like stocks and commodities move higher, may be unwinding. Retail earnings season continues with JC Penny reporting.
With the U.S. stock market in an extended funk, earnings offer at least a temporary escape route.
Bullish case made for oil's drop on fourth-quarter results.
Lower gas prices and better employment numbers could have been factors in better guidance from retailers.
The bond market seems to have heard a dovish undercurrent in the Fed minutes, while stock traders seem to think they got the Fed's message right.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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