Week Ahead on Wall Street: Greece, Spain and Oracle Earnings

This week, investors will keep their eyes on European events. The Greek elections from the weekend will kick things off as well as the start of the two-day G20 meeting on Monday. Leaders from the nations will meet in Mexico and on Friday, the Obama administration said the group will focus their discussions on global recovery, notably Europe.

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In the midweek, look for news from the Federal Reserve to take central stage. After the FOMC meeting on Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold a press conference. Marketwatchers will keep their ears open for news of a stimulus, possibly another round of bond buying.

A few earnings and economic reports will also be part of the conversation.

Take a look.

Economic Numbers

Monday: Housing Market Index.

Tuesday: Housing starts, Building Permits, Job openings and Labor turnover.

Thursday: Jobless claims, Market Flash PMI, Existing Home Sales, Philadelphia Manufacturing Survey, FHFA Home Prices and Leading Index.

Fed Speak

Wednesday: FOMC Statement and Fed Chief Ben Bernanke press conference.


Monday: IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS).

Tuesday: Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) and FedEx (NYSE:FDX).

Wednesday: Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY), Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) and Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC).

Thursday: CarMax (NYSE:KMX), ConAgra (NYSE:CAG), Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD).

Friday: Carnival (NYSE:CCL), Darden (NYSE:DRI) and Del Monte (NYSE:FDP).