The Week Ahead on Wall Street: General Motors and Zynga Earnings, PPI and CPI in the US

This week in Asia, investors will focus on the Japanese economy with the release of gross domestic product data and a Bank of Japan policy meeting. Here’s some numbers from the region.

Economic Numbers

Monday: Japanese GDP data.

Tuesday: Bank of Japan policy decision.

Thursday: Australia releases unemployment figures.

Back in the U.S. this week, investors will keep their eyes on the Greek debt drama, Fed news and quarterly earnings.

On Sunday, Greece is scheduled to vote on austerity measures. Monday’s market will react to the news from this vote. Speeches from Federal Reserve will take place during the week and the release of FOMC minutes could provide some clues on interest rates. Economic reports and quarterly earnings reports will also affect headlines and trading.

Fed Speak

Tuesday: Speeches by Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart.

Wednesday: The Federal Open Market Committee releases Jan. 26 meeting minutes.

Thursday: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. conference on Community Banking.

Economic Numbers

Tuesday: NFIB small-business index, retail sales figures, import prices and inventories.

Wednesday: Empire state index, industrial production, capacity utilization and home buyer’s index.

Thursday: Jobless claims, Producer price index, Core PPI, Housing starts and Philadelphia Fed index data.

Friday: Consumer Price index, Core CPI and leading indicators.


Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA), Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) and General Motors (NYSE:GM).

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