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Stocks could still stumble as earnings season looms

A volatile stock market heads into earnings season

Even after Friday's jobs data fueled the market's rally, stocks could be in for more bumps, as the first trickle of earnings reports begin.

Alcoa, while no longer a Dow component, heralds the traditional launch of earnings reporting season Wednesday. Pepsico reports Thursday and then the avalanche of third-quarter reports comes the following week with big banks, pharmaceuticals, tech and others.

Important in the week ahead will also be the flurry of Fed speakers, including Vice Chair Stanley Fischer at Brookings Institute Thursday. The Fed will remain a focus when minutes from its last meeting are released Wednesday. Data includes Tuesday's report on JOLTs, job openings and turnover, and there are auctions of 3-year and 10-year notes, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 30-year bonds on Thursday.