The week ahead: focus on fiscal stimulus, U.S CPI and earnings (Disney, Uber, etc.)

Read the key events to monitor for the week which starts on February 8, 2021.  


Investors have plenty to focus on in the week ahead, but most important is the fiscal stimulus package making its way through Congress. There are several dozen S&P 500 companies reporting earnings, including Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Cisco, Uber and The Walt Disney Co. On the data front, the U.S CPI report is the important one to watch when it is released Wednesday. Fed chairman Jerome Powell speaks mid-week at a webinar hosted by the Economic Club of New York.



EarningsHasbro, KKR, Loews Corp., Softbank, Dun and Bradstreet, Take Two Interactive, Nuance, Leggett and Platt, Simon Property Group

Macro numbers

EU: German Industrial Production (December)
UK: British Retail Association (BRC) Retail Sales Monitor (January)

Monetary Policy

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester



Earnings:Cisco, Twitter, Lyft, Dupont, Mattel, Honda, Nissan, Centene, Hanesbrands, Canopy Growth, Martin Marietta Materials, Masco, Sealed Air, S&P Global, Hains Celestial , Fox Corp, Akamai, Owens-Illinois

Macro numbers

US: NFIB small business survey; JOLTS Job numbers

EU: German Trade Balance (December)

China: CPI , PPI 

Monetary Policy

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard



EarningsCoca-Cola, General Motors, Uber, Zillow, Under Armour, Cerner, Zynga, iRobot, MGM Resorts, Spirit Airlines, Lumen Technologies, Molina Healthcare, O’Reilly Automotive, Wyndham Hotels

Macro numbers


EU: German CPI (January)

Monetary Policy

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell webinar at the Economic Club of New York; Federal budget



EarningsPepsiCo, Walt Disney, Kraft Heinz, Expedia, AstraZeneca, Generac, Virtu Financial, Yeti, Kellogg, AllianceBernstein, Borg Warner, Duke Energy, Molson Coors, Tyson Foods, ArcelorMittal

Macro numbers

US:. Initial jobless claims

U.K. Non-EU Trade Balance (December)

Monetary Policy

Federal Reserve Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report Released

Markets Closed in China, Japan, and South Korea for Spring Festival, National Day, and New Year's Day, respectively



EarningsMoody’s, Newell Brands, ING Groep

Macro numbers

U.S: Consumer sentiment

U.K. Industrial Production, Manufacturing Production, Trade Balance GDP (Q4)

Monetary Policy

New York Fed President John Williams

Markets Closed in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore for Spring Festival and New Years celebrations


Source: CNBC, Investopedia.  

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