With major indexes off their August lows, there is some optimism in the market, though others say the worst is yet to come. So, where do we go from here? There are two major events to watch out for in the weeks ahead that will determine which way we're headed.
The first is the beginning of the quarterly confessional. The four times a year that public companies of all sizes report their "state of affairs," detailing the results from the prior three months, while also offering up guidance for the next six months. This is always a skittish time.