The new trading week kicks off with Hastings Entertainment posting its quarterly report. The retailer is too small to be considered a bellwether, but the numbers may be useful to anyone with investments in the entertainment industry. Hastings stores do it all: sell movies, video games, and CDs, and rent DVDs. The chain typically breaks down all of its categories, so you get a reasonable portrait across many industries.
We will hear from discounters moving in different directions. Wall Street expects Target
You didn't think that Target would be the laggard, did you?
If you're applauding the recent months of rallying markets, can you imagine the keg stands in the mutual fund industry? Asset bases shrank last year, given the one-two punch of falling stock prices and fund redemptions.
The industry isn't back yet. It is predicted that Eaton Vance
A mall full of retailers will report on this day. Ross Stores
Investors are welcome to do some window-shopping.
Peanut butter jelly time? J.M. Smucker
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.