Amazon and Yahoo to report earnings. Fed minutes to be released. Ford earnings could impact auto stocks. New York soda ban battle begins.
ECB and BOE rate decision also in focus as are initial jobless claims.
With the Fed's stimulus now tied to job market recovery, investors are more keenly awaiting nonfarm payrolls.
To do well in the market in the coming year, you must understand the euro, oil and gold.
Stocks related to the precious metal have been under severe pressure, but the worst may not be over.
Clearwire is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Halliburton is initiated with an 'outperform.'
European debt troubles remain in the foreground, and protests turn violent in Spain and Greece. US new-home sales fall, but prices soar. RIM advances after announcing more subscribers.
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