×

Week’s Most Important Earnings Report?

Of all the earnings releases coming this week, trader Joe Terranova thinks one could be a little more market moving than the others.

We’re talking about JPMorgan, which reports on Wednesday before the bell.

As the first big bank to release quarterly results, JPM will set the tone for the rest of the financials. "It's highly important," Terranova says.

And to make trading all the more treacherous, its earnings could move the sector, and by proxy the market, in either direction.

If this best of breed name leaves investors underwhelmed, other bank stocks could be punished. "If we get an unfavorable response to JPMorgan's report, I'd be concerned about the entire financial space," Terranova says.

However, if JPMorgan beats the Street the bank could take financials higher broadly and reverse market sentiment.

What should you expect?

For insights the desk turns to Gerard Cassidy of RBC Capital Markets who suggests the bias will be to the upside.

"I think the numbers will be very positive, particularly in credit," he says in a live interview on CNBC's Fast Money. He thinks investors are underestimating the power of improved credit.

He also says Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi and the regionals are all likely to experience improvement in credit. "It's driven by the economy and it should affect them all."

Check out our entire conversation with Cassidy. Watch the video now!


______________________________________________________
Got something to to say? Send us an e-mail at fastmoney-web@cnbc.com and your comment might be posted on the Rapid Recap. If you'd prefer to make a comment, but not have it published on our Web site, send those e-mails to fastmoney@cnbc.com.


Trader disclosure: On April 12, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Terranova owns (JPM); Terranova owns (C); Terranova owns (VRTS); Terranova owns (UPL); Terranova owns (TCK); Terranova owns (BAX); Terranova owns (XOM); Terranova owns (AKAM); Pete Najarian owns (AAPL); Pete Najarian owns (C): Pete Najarian is long (F) bonds; Pete Najarian owns (HPQ); Pete Najarian is long (XLF) call spread; Adami owns (AGU); Adami owns (C); Adami owns (GS); Adami owns (GS); Adami owns (INTC); Adami owns (MSFT); Adami owns (NUE); Adami owns (BTU)

For Joe Terranova
Terranova is Chief Market Strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CCG)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (FCFS)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (KRC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (NCRI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLF)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of DOMINO'S PIZZA UK & IRL
PLC

For Brian Kelly
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long (MON)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long (SLV)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long (GLD)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long (EBAY)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long (EWP)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long (TSN)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long (VLO)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long VIX calls
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long SPY puts
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long wheat futures
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long soy futures
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are long gold futures
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (SMH)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (XLF)
Accounts Managed by Kanundrum Capital are short US bond futures

Brian Stutland
Stutland owns (EWZ), is long (EWZ) calls

For Jeff DeGraaf
DeGraaf Owns Crude Oil

Chris Varvares
**No disclosures

CNBC.com with wires.