This week's calendar focuses on company news, but the political
scene in Washington will likely remain a key concern.
The first item today comes from across the Atlantic, where the
Eurozone will report economic growth numbers early in the session.
Later in the evening, after the closing bell, China will release
Tuesday features German trade and manufacturing data early, plus
quarterly results from Alcoa and Yum Brands after the closing bell.
Earnings reports keep flowing Wednesday morning, with numbers from
Costco, Fastenal, and Family Dollar. The Federal Reserve will also
release minutes from its last meeting in the afternoon.
Thursday brings monthly same-store sales from retailers. Micron
Technology and Safeway report in the evening.
Large financial names report on Friday, with JP Morgan and Wells
Fargo on the agenda. Consumer- sentiment data will also be
Several regularly scheduled data releases from the government are
delayed because of the federal shutdown. News regarding the
stalemate could affect sentiment. Furthermore, if offices reopen,
economic reports from last week such as the key non-farm payrolls
report could be added to the calendar.
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