Economic Releases: What You Need to Know

Off we go with another exciting earnings season. Alcoa (AA) and JP Morgan (JPM) started things off last week and now is when the avalanche of reports start to appear.

Aside from that (and the disaster(s) in Europe) this is an important week of economics – here and abroad. CPI and some important manufacturing numbers will give a good read on the health of the economy as well as some fodder for the stimulus hounds.