Stock Market Expectations for
The Week Ahead!

The Bull Market Comes Roaring Back After Trade Talks!

Find out what we are considering for trades in the week to come!

by Ian Harvey
October 14, 2019


The Past Week…..

Stock market expectations for last week, forward and upward,” came to fruition!

Stocks rallied Friday. It was a case of worry and negativity doing a 180 degree turnaround to settle into an extreme rally situation.

Bullish momentum accelerated into the close on Friday after President Donald Trump confirmed, speaking alongside Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office, that the two countries have reached a "very substantial phase one deal," with phase two to follow "almost immediately."

As a result, the major equity benchmarks bounced out of negative week-to-date territory to close firmly higher. 

Details on the trade talks can be found in these two articles.....

“US-China Trade Talks and Its’ Effects on the Stock Market!”

“US-China Trade Talks and Its’ Effects on the Stock Market End Result!”

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were up by more than 1% for the week.


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Stock Market Expectations for the Week Ahead…..

Stock market expectations may be different compared to last week where investors were waiting for the end result based on the US-China trade talks.

As to further stock market expectations, with earnings kicking off in the week ahead, will give some insight as to how much the trade war has affected the bottom line on companies.

Monday is Columbus Day in the U.S., with the bond market closed, though regular exchanges will remain open. A handful of housing reports are also on the docket, as well as a fresh dose of manufacturing numbers.

Stocks that are trade sensitive and are set to win the most from the trade talk resolution, and which will delay tariff hikes scheduled to kick in this week, would be Apple, Nike and Caterpillar and also contains many retail names such as Best Buy, Kohl’s and Honeywell, as well as Floor & Décor, Advance Auto Parts and Restoration Hardware.

Other tariff affected companies that should benefit are chipmakers Qorvo, Qualcomm, Micron Technology, Nvidia, Broadcom and Intel. As well, Casino operators Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands that relies heavily on their revenue in China.

Stock Market Calendar for the Week Ahead

Besides earnings, some important economic reports are being released, including retail sales on Wednesday and industrial production Thursday.


  • Columbus Day
  • Bond market closed
  • Stock market open regular hours


  • 4:25 a.m. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks
  • 8:30 a.m. Empire State manufacturing
  • 9 a.m. Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaks
  • 3:30 p.m. San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly speaks


  • 8:30 a.m. Retail sales
  • 8:30 a.m. Business Leaders survey
  • 10 a.m. Business inventories
  • 10 a.m. NAHB
  • 10:45 a.m. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans
  • 2 p.m. Beige book
  • 4 p.m. TIC data


  • 8:30 a.m. Initial claims
  • 8:30 a.m. Housing starts
  • 8:30 a.m. Philadelphia Fed manufacturing
  • 9:15 a.m. Industrial production
  • 2 p.m. Chicago Fed’s Evans speaks
  • 4:20 p.m. New York Fed President John Williams speaks


  • 10:30 a.m. Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari speaks

Stock Market Expectations for Earnings

Major banks and financial companies will begin reporting Tuesday. But by the end of the week, a smattering of industrial, tech, transportation and consumer names will also have reported. United Airlines reports Tuesday, and CSX reports Wednesday.




  • J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, BlackRock, Johnson and Johnson, Charles Schwab, Interactive Brokers, United Airlines, JB Hunt, UnitedHealth, Aphria, Blackrock, International Business Machines Corporation, Netflix


  • IBM, Netflix, Bank of America, Abbott Labs, PNC, Bank of New York Mellon, U.S. Bancorp, CSX, Progressive, Commerce Bancshares, Comerica, Steel Dynamics, Ally Financial, First Horizon, Alcoa, Wintrust


  • Morgan Stanley, Honeywell, Union Pacific, Taiwan Semiconductor, SunTrust, BB&T, Genuine Parts, Snap-on, Keycorp, Textron, Bank of the Ozarks, ETrade, Western Alliance Bancorp, Intuitive Surgical, Ericsson, Atlassian, WD-40, Philip Morris International, International Speedway


  • Coca-Cola, American Express, Schlumberger, Synchrony Financial, Manpower Group, State Street, Citizens Financial, Gentex, Kansas City Southern

Besides some of those companies mentioned above, which will be part of our stock market expectations considerations for members of “Earnings Predictions;” there are several that will be recommended to other members of - “Armchair Traders,”  “Cut-to-the-Chase” and “Mentorship” - such as mentioned below…..

  • John Deere – as mentioned by President Trump as farmers will benefit from the “tremendous” amount of orders promised by China, adding they would need to buy bigger tractors from John Deere and other places.
  • Wendy’s – fell last month when investors received word that the fast-food chain was moving into the breakfast business. Despite the more than 10% stock price decline on Sept. 10 coming off the announcement, the franchise is betting that its $20 million investment in the competitive morning-side meal market will pay dividends.
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group – members have already made 272% on this stock based on a strangle strategy, but we expect that there is still further profit to be made here.

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Action to Take Based on the Stock Market Expectations…..

Stock market expectations should bring plenty of continuing good news moving forward, and if the economy holds off a recession, that means there will be plenty of dry powder on the sidelines to fuel another acceleration on Wall Street, due to the big move to money markets in previous weeks.

Investors, facing a constant drumbeat of headline risk, have headed out of higher risk investments, such as the stock market, as a way protect cash until the storms clear.                                  

There’s been enough headlines, whether you’re talking politics, trade concerns or whether or not we’re heading into recession for the money to go into those markets; but this is likely to change if all goes according to plan based on the outcome of the trade talks.

Stocks, in fact, have been on a roller coaster for the past year, tumbling at signs of a break in the U.S.-China talks then rallying on any ray of hope. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 400 points Friday on some positive sentiments out of the White House that this week’s trade talks could yield fruit.

Trade and tariff fears are peaking and the Federal Reserve is looking like a bullish driver.

However, as an investor, you need to take into consideration your own economics, your risk tolerance, time horizon and financial goals before reconfiguring your investment portfolios.  This is an appropriate time where you shouldn’t be overly bearish, or overly bullish; moderation is the name of the game at this stage!

Overall though, it appears that the way ahead points to the stock market moving upwards!

To get more overall investment insights, earnings predictions for the week ahead, and profitable trades provided to members in real time, join us at Stock Options Made Easy today!

Best of Trading,
Ian Harvey
Director of Stock Options Made Easy


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