odds and ends for this week just gone and the one coming up-----
As of the end of last week, we have had 50 of the S&P 500 companies report earnings and 88% of them reported higher EPS year on year and 12% reported earnings declines on a YoY basis. Pretty good, I would say, no?
Key economic data to watch for next week here at home includes, but is not limited to, Manufacturing PMI and Richmond Fed manufacturing on Tuesday, the usual jobless claims, Chicago Fed National Index, US PMI, and New Homes sales on Thursday, and Q4 GDP, and Durable Goods on Friday.
On the international economic data front, we have Japanese Manufacturing on Monday, German and Eurozone Manufacturing on Tuesday, and UK GDP and Japanese CPI on Thursday.