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.
It's back to basics for stocks in the coming week, as a tidal wave of earnings overwhelms economic reports and shifts investor focus temporarily to the health of corporate balance sheets.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech in Boston on Friday is by far his most anticipated commentary since, well, August.
Weekly jobless claims should swing market focus back to the U.S. economy Thursday, at least temporarily.
Intel and CSX earnings beats could be positive for stocks Wednesday morning, but it is J.P. Morgan earnings that traders are watching.
Fed easing and the wobbly dollar will again be the talk in Tuesday's markets, but Intel's after-the-bell earnings may shift the focus to corporate balance sheets and the heavy hitters reporting later this week.
The September jobs report trumps most everything else for markets in the week ahead, and it could have a lingering effect.
Stocks are set to close out the third quarter with the best quarterly performance in a year, but traders are wondering what October will bring after September's record-setting performance and outsized moves in commodities, bonds and the dollar.
A down day for the dollar is basically now an up day for everything else. That was Tuesday's trade, and it could be well be Wednesday's trade.
Reports on consumer confidence and home price data, and the Treasury's $35 billion auction of 5-year notes are events that will be watched by financial markets Tuesday.
There's no correlation between crude oil and the S&P 500 now but there has been in the past, said John Kosar of Asbury Research.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Allstate, Avis, Chegg & more.
Oil has now broken below many Wall Street targets and look set to test the year's lows and beyond, before finding a bottom.
The luxury markets worldwide are under pressure again.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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