Earnings playbook: An investor's guide to the big reports this week, with one teed up for big growth

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 29, 2021.
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The major banks are set to report third-quarter results this week along with a few bellwethers of their respective industries.

Here's a complete guide for investors to the big earnings ahead the next three days, including what you must know going into the results and how the shares typically trade around the reports.

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