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Market Outlook for The Week Beginning Monday, October 18, 2010

This “Outlook” provides you with information for the week, which includes economic news and indicators, company news, technical indicators, market conditions, options action and investing ideas.

Extract: “The stock market's run since the end of August is the best of the year. The market ended higher for the sixth week in the last seven.

The Dow Jones industrials ($INDU) are up nearly 11% since closing at 9,986 on Aug. 26. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index ($INX) is up 11.8%, with the Nasdaq Composite Index ($COMPX) up 16.5%.

There is a tidal wave of earnings due this week which certainly overwhelms economic reports, and shifts investor focus temporarily to the health of corporate balance sheets.

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