The Options Insider Week Ahead
This week, investors will need to fasten their seat belts for a busy week with earnings reports. In a five-day period, 40 percent from the Dow's components (12) along with 79 from the S&P will share their quarterly numbers.
A few economic reports will steal some of the attention this week such as Monday's U.S. Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index on Tuesday, along with data on housing and manufacturing later in the week.
News from abroad could also make headlines with China's import and export data and possible request by Spain for financial help and two-day European Union leadership meetings.
And looming in the background is the upcoming Nov. 6 presidential election.
Monday: September retail sales, NY Fed October Empire State survey and August business inventories
Tuesday: September consumer price index, September industrial production and September capacity utilization
Wednesday: September housing starts, September building permits and China's third-quarter GDP
Thursday: Weekly jobless claims, Philly Fed October manufacturing survey, September Leading Index and in Europe, the two-day meeting with European Union leaders starts
Friday: September existing home sales
Monday: Citigroup (C), Gannett Company, Inc. (GCI), Charles Schwab (SCHW), Packaging Corp. of America (PKG)
Tuesday: IBM (IBM), Coca-Cola (KO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC), Goldman Sachs (GS), UnitedHealth (UNH), CSX Corporation (CSX), Delta Air (DAL), Forest Labs (FRX), PNC Financial (PNC), State Street (STT), Mattel (MAT)
Wednesday: Bank of America (BAC), American Express (AXP), PepsiCo (PEP), Bank of New York Mellon (BK), eBay (EBAY), Abbott Labs (ABT), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Northern Trust (NTRS), Halliburton Company (HAL)
Thursday: Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG), Verizon (VZ), Travelers (TRV), Morgan Stanley (MS), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Union Pacific (UNP), BB&T (BBT), Capital One (COF), Southwest Air (LUV), SanDisk (SNDK), Philip Morris (PM), Nokia (NOK1V.HE), KeyCorp (KEY), Chipotle (CMG), Boston Sci (BSX)
Friday: General Electric (GE), McDonald's (MCD), Honeywell (HON), Air Products (APD), Baker Hughes (BHI), Manpower (MAN), Kansas City Southern (KSU), Schlumberger (SLB), Parker-Hannifin (PH)
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