Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.



The Fool Looks Ahead

Watch stocks you care about

The single, easiest way to keep track of all the stocks that matter...

Your own personalized stock watchlist!

It's a 100% FREE Motley Fool service...

Click Here Now

There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

The market kicks off the new trading week just where it left off, with big banks reporting. In case you missed it, the two financial-services juggernauts that reported on Friday morning delivered mixed results. Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) will try to provide a clearer direction when it offers up its fresh financials, taking the baton -- but running in which direction?

Analysts see Citigroup's revenue and earnings declining slightly in its latest quarter. That doesn't seem like a very good way to run with the baton.

April 15 is Tax Day, and as folks scramble to file their returns our time -- and those due refunds wonder why they took so long -- it will be business as usual in Corporate America. 

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) reports quarterly results on Tuesday. The chip giant best known for its microprocessors that fueled the PC revolution has had to scramble in an era where smartphones and tablets have grown at the expense of desktops and laptops. Analysts see Intel earning $0.37 a share, just off the $0.40 it posted a year earlier. That would seem to make it a low hurdle to clear, but it's probably not a good sign that Intel has come up short against Wall Street's profit forecasts in three of the past four quarters.

Another tech bellwether steps up on Wednesday, as IBM (NYSE: IBM  ) reports quarterly results. Intel and IBM used to be interlocked as PC pioneers, but IBM quickly discovered that there's chunkier margins to be had in providing enterprise software, corporate consulting, and other business-based solutions.

It's probably not a good trend to see that IBM -- just like Citigroup on Monday and Intel on Tuesday -- is expected to post lower earnings than it did a year earlier. 

If Intel was the PC chip giant during the computer's heyday, it's safe to say that AMD  (NASDAQ: AMD  )  was its pesky little sister. AMD always seemed to give Intel a good fight for the microprocessor market, but AMD has also had to turn to new areas for growth. 

One area where AMD has thrived is in video game console processors. AMD's handiwork now powers all three major platforms. It has been a Wii U staple for some time, but in November we got the AMD-powered Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 

The country's market exchanges are closed in observance of Good Friday. Given the way the market's been rocked lately, maybe we can call this a good Friday indeed, since the stocks will stay in place for a day. 

That still doesn't mean investors can just ignore Wall Street given the extended weekend. Earnings season will kick in, with hundreds of companies reporting the following week. Get ready.

Are you ready for this $14.4 trillion revolution?
Every investor wants to get in on revolutionary ideas before they hit it big -- like buying PC maker Dell in the late 1980s, before the consumer computing boom, or purchasing stock in e-commerce pioneer in the late 1990s, when it was nothing more than an upstart online bookstore. The problem is, most investors don't understand the key to investing in hypergrowth markets. The real trick is to find a small-cap "pure play" and then watch as it grows in explosive fashion within its industry. Our expert team of equity analysts has identified one stock that's poised to produce rocket-ship returns with the next $14.4 trillion industry. Click here to get the full story in this eye-opening report.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2913021, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/4/2015 1:01:37 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Rick Munarriz

Rick has been writing for Motley Fool since 1995 where he's a Consumer and Tech Stocks Specialist. Yes, that's a long time. He's been an analyst for Motley Fool Rule Breakers and a portfolio lead analyst for Motley Fool Supernova since each newsletter service's inception. He earned his BBA and MBA from the University of Miami, and he now lives a block from his alma mater.

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 16,083.04 -291.72 -1.78%
S&P 500 1,920.42 -30.71 -1.57%
NASD 4,677.09 -56.40 -1.19%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/4/2015 12:44 PM
AMD $1.83 Up +0.04 +2.23%
Advanced Micro Dev… CAPS Rating: **
C $50.52 Down -1.28 -2.46%
Citigroup Inc CAPS Rating: ***
IBM $144.00 Down -2.78 -1.89%
International Busi… CAPS Rating: ****
INTC $28.61 Down -0.47 -1.62%
Intel CAPS Rating: ****