Earnings dominate this week's event calendar.
Morgan Stanley and Halliburton get the ball rolling in the pre-market today. IBM and Rambus follow in the afternoon.
Tomorrow morning brings results from Verizon, Harley Davidson, United Technologies, and Lockheed Martin. Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Illumina, Intuitive Surgical, and GoPro are slated for the post-market.
Wednesday features mortgage applications, existing home sales, and crude-oil inventories. Boeing, Abbott Laboratories, EMC, Coca-Cola, Whirlpool, and Thermo-Fisher Scientific report in the morning. American Express follows in the afternoon, along with chip makers such as Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Xilinx, SanDisk, and Cirrus Logic.
Thursday's agenda includes jobless claims and natural-gas inventories. General Motors, Caterpillar, Celgene, 3M, Union Pacific, PulteGroup, Eli Lilly, and Comcast lead the pre-market earnings lineup. Amazon.com, Juniper Networks, Starbucks, E*Trade Financial, and Visa report after the closing bell.
The subsequent overnight session brings preliminary manufacturing indexes for China and Europe.
New home sales are the only economic number Friday morning. America Airlines, AbbVie, Biogen, and Johnson Controls issue results as well.
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