The new trading week kicks off with Invesco (NYSE: IVZ) reporting its quarterly report. It shouldn't be pretty. The mutual fund operator is expected to earn just $0.16 a share, well off the $0.41 a share profit it delivered a year ago. Now that equities are back in favor, are investors flowing back into fund investments? You'll have to wait until Monday for Invesco's response.

Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) will be taking care of business on Tuesday. Clearly this isn't the best time to be an office supplies retailer. The superstore chain should post a loss for the period. However, Office Depot is a great way to take the pulse of the small and medium businesses out there. Tune in to learn what Office Depot sees in the near term.

No one ever sends Akamai (Nasdaq: AKAM) a "thank you" card after a speedy software download or a quickly served web page. Don't feel bad, though. Akamai bills websites for speeding up the Internet for you. It's all in a day's work as the world's leading content-delivery network. Akamai is projected to earn $0.41 a share on Wednesday, in line with what it rang up a year ago.

If you're holding out for good news, check out the Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL), MasterCard (NYSE: MA), and ADP (NYSE: ADP) reports on Thursday. Despite the wobbly economy, all three companies are expected to post higher net income than they did during the previous year's quarter.

AutoNation (NYSE: AN) is a report worth checking out on Friday. The actual numbers should be crummy. No one expects car sellers to be doing well right now. However, the company should provide a glimpse at current auto buying trends. It's just the ticket before you head out for a weekend road trip.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz 

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