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Market Insights / Don's Notebook

Morning Notes Jan. 22, 2018

By Don Pratl

Depending on what happens over the weekend, the potential government shutdown could affect the market on Monday morning. This will be only the second week in the last several weeks where the market has five full sessions. Holidays have shortened most of the trading weeks. Otherwise, stocks continue to gain ground higher for the most part with the Dow topping 26,000 just last week.

Quarterly earnings are starting to accelerate as several big names are set to announce this week including Netflix on Monday after the close. Monday and Tuesday are quiet as far as economic reports go but starting Wednesday there are several worth paying attention to that are listed below.

  • Jan 24: Existing Home Sales
  • Jan 25: Jobless Claims
  • Jan 25: International Trade
  • Jan 25: New Home Sales
  • Jan 26: GDP
  • Jan 26: Durable Goods

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