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.
Worries about Greece, its problems far from solved, have temporarily been put to the side, as traders shift focus to the more mundane January retail sales report Friday.
At the very least, markets are betting on progress Thursday in the European Union's efforts to help Greece through its fiscal crisis.
Markets will stay fixated Wednesday on Europe's efforts to solve the credit problems of its weakest members.
Stocks stumbled in Monday's final hour, signaling traders that the market's sell off could still have some ways to go.
Wall Street will keep a cautious eye on Europe in the week ahead, as the global credit crisis proved it still carries a potent sting for markets.
The January jobs report could turn the tide for markets Friday, but traders say there's a lingering global risk aversion that won't easily fade away.
Small caps are getting pricey, but there's still opportunities to be found, says Citigroup strategist Lori Calvasina.
Cisco's better-than-expected earnings could put some life into tech Thursday. Investors will also digest Toyota earnings, jobless claims and chain store sales data.
Stocks on Wall Street could be put to the test Wednesday, after the market notched its best two-day gain in four months.
"At this point, you're sort of in a no man's land waiting for Friday's number," said Daniel Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG.
The bond market has turned into a punching bag for big investors, but strategists don't see yields moving much higher for now.
Treasury yields, at the longer end of the curve, look set for a technical move higher.
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Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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