The following video is from Monday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Earnings season officially kicks off as Dow component Alcoa (NYSE:AA) reports earnings after Monday's market close. In our lead story on Investor Beat, Jason and Matt discuss their outlook for the newest batch of quarterly reports and why they're keeping a close eye on Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Home Depot (NYSE:HD).

The relevant video segment can be found between 0:16 and 2:20.

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