The week ahead: Amazon, Alphabet, ECB, BoE and U.S employment report

Read the key events to monitor for the week which starts on February 1, 2021.  


There’s a big week of earnings in the week ahead, with reports from Amazon and Alphabet, but the battle between retail traders and short sellers may get the most focus. It is also a busy week on the Monetary Policy front with the ECB interest rates decision on Wednesday and the BoE on Thursday. U.S employment numbers are released on Friday. 




EarningsCirrus Logic, Rambus, ON Semiconductor, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Otis Worldwide, Thermo Fisher, Nintendo, NXP Semiconductor, Warner Music, Cabot

Macro numbers

U.S: Manufacturing PMI, ISM manufacturing, Construction spending, Senior loan officer survey, 

China: Caixin Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)

E.U: German Retail Sales, Germany Manufacturing PMI, French Manufacturing PMI, Italian Manufacturing PMI, Eurozone Manufacturing PMI, Eurozone Unemployment Rate.

U.K:  Manufacturing PMI. 

Monetary Policy

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren




Earnings:Alphabet, Amazon, Exxon Mobil, Pfizer, UPS, BP, Amgen, Electronic Arts, FireEye, Chipotle, Viavi Solutions, PerkinElmer, ConocoPhillips, Sirius XM, Harley-Davidson, Alibaba, McKesson, Eaton, Marathon Petroleum

Macro numbers

U.S. Vehicle sales, Housing vacancies

E.U: Eurozone Preliminary Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (Q4)

Japan: Services PMI

China: Caixin Services PMI

Monetary Policy

New York Fed President John Williams, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester




EarningsQualcomm, Boston Scientific, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbvie, Biogen, Humana, Apollo Global Management, Allstate, eBay, PayPal, Check Point Software, Aflac, MetLife, Grubhub, KLA Corp

Macro numbers

U.S: ADP employment, Services PMI, ISM Services

E.U: German Services PMI, French Services PMI, Italian Services PMI, Eurozone Market Composite PMI
U.K: Services and Composite PMIs

Monetary Policy

European Central Bank (ECB) Monetary Policy Statement.

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed’s Mester, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans




EarningsMerck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford, Hershey, Cigna, Clorox, Yum Brands, Intercontinental Exchange, Activision Blizzard, Gilead Sciences, Snap, Pinterest, Hartford Financial, Prudential Financial

Macro numbers

U.S: Initial Jobless claims, Productivity and costs, Factory orders

Japan: Household Spending

U.K. Construction PMI

Monetary Policy

Bank of England QE and Interest Rates Announcement.



EarningsCardinal Health, Sanofi, Estee Lauder, Regeneron, Illinois Toolworks, Aon, CBOE Global Markets, Lazard, Biomet

Macro numbers

U.S: Nonfarm payrolls, Employment report, International trade, Consumer credit

E.U: German Factory Orders 


Source: CNBC, Investopedia.  

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