The market gets schooled early in the trading week, as eCollege (NASDAQ:ECLG) dons its cap and gown to post its 2005 results. The online campus enabler has been consistently profitable since the second quarter of 2003. Investors expect the company to pass its latest test with flying colors, predicting that eCollege will earn $0.14 a share for the December quarter. If eCollege tops that mark, it would be the third straight time that the company has beaten the Street.

Speaking of lapping targets, Tuesday it will be Citi Trends' (NASDAQ:CTRN) turn. I seem to be one of the few who are just blown away by what this retailer has done since going public less than a year ago. The company has amassed some huge same-store sales gains, and better-than-expected earnings growth has followed. By focusing on underserved urban markets, the apparel discounter looks to keep the great results flowing until I'm not the only one singing the company's praises.

Retailer Hot Topic (NASDAQ:HOTT) has followed the opposite path in recent years. The edgy alt-rock apparel retailer has struggled after breakneck expansion plans faltered when its registers slowed. We already know one part of Wednesday's earnings report. Last month, Hot Topic posted a 3.8% decline in comps for the period. This is the critical holiday season, and you may want to pick up a black shirt -- don't worry, Hot Topic has tons of them -- as you mourn along with its mid-week release.

Tune in on Thursday if you want to hear what WorldSpace (NASDAQ:WRSP) is broadcasting. The overseas provider of satellite radio has had it pretty rough since it went public back in August at $21 a stub. The company hasn't seen the same kind of subscriber gains and market magnetism that stateside specialists Sirius (NASDAQ:SIRI) and Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendation XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:XMSR) have been experiencing. We'll see where the company stands on its road to win back the market's confidence as it updates us on its financial condition and subscriber trends.

We turn to the other end of the world to close out the trading week -- Tom Online (NASDAQ:TOMO) reports on Friday. The wireless services and online entertainment provider is one of the many intriguing, high-margin growth stocks out of China. As the world's largest country, China should not be ignored by investors; Motley Fool Rule Breakers has recommended two other regional upstarts with tremendous upside potential. Let's see what Friday has to offer in terms of enlightenment.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.