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Sunday Briefing on April 18

A massive volcano affects Europe, and Goldman Sachs gets charged with fraud. Next week will be a major week for earnings. Here is a recap of last week, and a preview of the market moving events for next week.

Market moving events next week:

Monday April 19: Arch Coal, Citigroup, Eli Lily, Halliburton, IBM, and Zions Bancorp release earnings.
Tuesday April 20: Apple, BNY Mellon, Delta Air Lines, Goldman Sachs, Harley-Davidson, Jefferies, Johnson & Johnson, Juniper Networks, Novartis, PACCAR, Seagate Technology, State Street Corporation, TD Ameritrade, US Bancorp, UnitedHealth Group, VMWare, and Yahoo release earnings.
Wednesday April 21: AMR Corporation, AT&T, Boeing, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Citrix Systems, E*Trade Corporation, Fiat, Freeport-McMoRan, KeyCorp, Lockheed Martin, Manpower, McDonalds, Netgear, Piper Jaffray, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Starbucks, and Wells Fargo release earnings.
Thursday April 22: Producer Price Index report released. Existing Home Sales report released. Amazon.com, BB&T, Continental Airlines, Credit Suisse, Janus Capital Group, Lattice Semiconductor, Microsoft, Nokia, Nucor, PepsiCo, Pixelworks, and Union Pacific release earnings.
Friday April 23: Durable Goods Orders report released. New Home Sales report released. FLIR Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, Rockwell Collins, Schulmberger, Volvo, and Xerox release earnings.

Analysis

This coming week is a major week for earnings from companies and sectors across the whole economy. Also be sure to watch the fallout from the Goldman Sachs case, which will likely still be resonating. This case could have implications in the negotiations over a financial reform bill in the US.

Recapping last week

World events

Tremors shake Iceland as volcano spews more ash into sky

India seeks to open consulate in Karbala, Iraq

Clegg Surges in U.K. Polls, Giving Labour Most Seats

Macro events

Goldman Sachs Clients-First Pledge Undercut by SEC

Putting the Goldman Sachs charges in perspective: My commentary on the fiasco

Micro events

Smartphone maker Palm seeking a buyer

Just for fun

KFC Double Down sandwich released, NPR gives it a review

-Alex Cook



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