The "Halftime Report" traders closed the show with their game plan as earnings ramp up next week.
The traders were focused on financials because they're supposed to set the tone for the season.
Estimize Senior Vice President Christine Short said she was keeping a close eye on JPM. She's expecting the financial giant, which reports first quarter results on Tuesday, April 14, to come in below Wall Street estimates.
Trader disclosure: On April 10, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: Jon Najarian is long ABT, ADBE, ADP, ADT, AN, ATVI, AVP, BBY, BSX, EQT, EXXI, FEYE, GE, HUN, INFN, LL, MNST, MRVL, MW, NEE, NOK, NRG, NSAM, OAS, PG, POST, RHT, RKUS, SCTY, SIRI, SOL, SYK, TEVA, TTWO, TWX, WMB, XLI, XPO, ZIOP, he is long calls AKS, APD, BABA, BBY, EQT, EWJ, GE, GRPN, IDTI, MET, MNST, MYL, NTAP, PG, PPC, PRU, RAD, RKUS, SAP, SNDK, TAP, TWX, XPO, ZIOP, today he bought FEYE, GE, GE calls, PG, PG calls. Stephen Weiss is long AAL, C, CDK, ESPR, HEDJ, MDSO, NBIX, OA. Jim Lebenthal is long AAPL, BP, C, DCO, EEQ, GAIA, GM, IBM, INTC, JCP, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, SJT, SPLS, TGT, TIF, TRMB, WGO.
Douglas C. Lane & Associates Managing Dir. Sarat Sethi: Firm is long GE.