The Day Ahead: Respite From the Madness

Last week caused spinning heads up and down Wall Street. There was Apple (AAPL) and its ballyhooed, all-but-certain earnings miss. The Federal Reserve made a group appearance behind closed doors and sent their bearded boy to face the nation (or those in the nation who are aware of the Fed) and hungry reporters. Couple macro reports here, a French election there and, badda-bing, the market ends the week feeling starkly cheerier than many had thought it could Monday morning.

The ballgame is the complete opposite this week. We're seeing a bout of investor enthusiasm -- earnings-driven, if I have read it correctly -- and a break in the first-quarter earnings season storm, with no major companies slated to announce....997 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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