The headline economic release during the holiday shortened week will be the January retail sales report. Consumer spending is the primary driver of economic growth, so retail sales is a very important indicator of economic and consumer health, and one that has experienced large swings since the pandemic started.
We have entered the later stages of the Q4 earnings seasons, but there remains some big names yet to release. WalMart releases earnings as does Deere & Company which tends to be a good proxy for economic growth.
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