Monday
The market is closed on Monday, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Rest up, because earnings season kicks off in a hurry after the market holiday.

Tuesday
The abridged trading week begins on Tuesday, with Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Origin Agritech (Nasdaq: SEED) reporting.

Citigroup is the volatile financial-services giant that remains the poster child of the banking bailout in the eyes of many. Origin toils away at the other end of the world, creating hybrid crop seeds with a little intellectual-property muscle to boot.

Wednesday
eBay
(Nasdaq: EBAY) and F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) take to the earnings stage on Wednesday. We'll probably once again see PayPal growing faster than eBay's namesake auction marketplace.

F5 Networks will be reporting for the first time since being added to the S&P 500. The company has a lot to prove after treating shareholders to a 146% gain in 2010. Wall Street sees a robust 58% pop in profitability this time around.

Thursday
What's in your wallet, Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF)? The major credit card-issuing bank will let us know when it offers up its fourth-quarter financials. There are concerns over how issuers will fare given the recent fee reforms, and analysts already see Capital One earning less for the full year of 2011 than for 2010.

Friday
The final trading day of the week is typically a sleepy one, but not during earnings season. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) lead the way with their quarterly reports.

Investors weren't excited about either company when they were trading in the single digits nearly two years ago. They were two of the six Dow 30 stocks trading below $10 a share in March 2009. They've both gone on to bounce back into the teens. It hasn't been an easy road back, but analysts expect both companies to post bottom-line improvements on Friday.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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