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"The volatility that we've been seeing the last six to eight weeks, I think we'll be seeing more of that as everybody reconciles earnings data, economic data, Russia, China—it depends on the time of the day," said Paul Nolte, senior vice president, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management.

"We've got so much all week, not just earnings but economic data as well, so there is going to be a lot of shiny objects for investors to watch," Nolte added of numbers that on Tuesday include quarterly reports from Merck and Twitter, along with economic reports on consumer confidence and housing.