The week ahead is full of important economic data points, particularly with the coronavirus wreaking havoc on investor’s mindsets. The true impact that the viral outbreak will have on the economy will not be known for a few months, but we will start to see some signs with the upcoming February manufacturing data and jobs report. Solid data next week will help slow the equity sell-off. However, if the data misses' expectations, the sell-off could steepen.
As for earnings releases, I will continue to focus on the forward guidance that the companies provide and the impact the coronavirus will have on their guidance.
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