The Week Ahead in the Stock Market
August 13, 2012
Market Information for this Week.....
The Week Ahead in the Stock Market – August 13, 2012
An outline of what is expected of the stock market in the week ahead including earnings, economy, ETfs and overseas impact.
The week ahead sees the likely continuation of the stock market bull rally, but fundamentals create caution, however reasons to stay the distance are outlined. Also the movement of investments from overseas to the safety of the U.S. environment is discussed.
The Economy and Earnings in the Week Ahead - August 13, 2012
A very full calendar for the economy in the week ahead which will cover U.S. reports on homebuilding, shopping, manufacturing, inflation and consumer sentiment. Also, the second-quarter earnings season comes to its unofficial end in the week ahead.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Home Depot (HD) report quarterly results, along with Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), Target (TGT) and farm equipment manufacturer Deere (DE).
The Major ETFs in the Week Ahead – August 13, 2012
In the short-term the trend remains higher for these stock market index ETFs. For three out of four the 52-week high is within striking distance, and those pivotal levels could be tested and even exceeded. If the price approaches those levels watch for double tops or false breakouts.
The Past Week Stock Market Results – August 13, 2012
The S&P's winning streak is it’s longest since December 2010 as US shares came back from early losses. China reports almost no export growth in July. JC Penney shows a loss, but shares jump. Manchester United shares get little respect.