Will the market find its groove in time to kick off a winning fourth quarter? We'll find out soon in a week filled with sugar water, spice, and everything nice.
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September's Consumer Confidence figures will be released today. With the Fed hiking interest rates a few days ago one would expect that this gauge should hold up rather well as it measures the country's financial sentiment and its impact on consumer spending habits.
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A much more notable company uncapping its financials is PepsiCo
Automakers will be kicking their own tires as the industry reports auto sales for the month of September. This is a pretty critical time for automobile specialists as the 2004 models need to be cleared out to make room for the 2005 editions.
It's also the first day of October. You may not notice much of a difference, but for mutual fund managers who spent Thursday dolling up their mutual fund holdings in a sad practice known as window dressing -- to look sharp in their third-quarter results by pretending to have owned hot stocks all along -- it's time to get honest again. Well, at least until the end of December.
Until next week I remain,
Rick Aristotle Munarriz
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz wouldn't know how to dress a window, a wound, or a turkey. He can barely dress himself. He doesn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this article.