Mutual fun and mutual funds will color in the week that lies ahead.
China will chime in early in the new trading week. Investors will awaken to reports from Chinese employment listing specialist 51Jobs
Many of us Fools will be watching Shanda; the stock was one of the earliest Rule Breakers recommendations. As the region's booming economy continues to improve the prospects of disposable income in mainland China, Shanda should be a logical beneficiary. However, growing competition in this space has driven Shanda to break from its rivals by offering some of its older titles for free. Going with an ad-supported model is a gutsy call; it can backfire on the industry as a whole just as easily as invigorate it. It will be interesting to see how the company's faring on that front.
Heads may have turned when Eaton Vance
Sail away with Steiner Leisure
The end of the trading week tends to be a slow time for stateside earnings report. That's why we may cross the Atlantic to check in on Rank Group
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.