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The Week Ahead - Market Outlook for the Week Beginning Monday, January 03, 2011

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

Extract: “Stocks cross into 2011 with a positive tilt, but the December jobs report and other data will put investor faith in the recovery to the test in the very first week of the year.

Traders expect the market to start January on an upswing, as fund managers put new money into equities. Beginning with Monday's ISM manufacturing survey, there is a steady stream of economic reports, capped by Friday's employment data. Monthly auto sales are released Tuesday, and Thursday's chain store sales will give a detailed look at December's holiday shopping.”

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