Russia and Ukraine continue their dramatic dance and the stock market is likely to experience continued volatility this week. The oil market remains in the spotlight as developments continue to play out. Read our recent article on Energy ETFs Investment Options . We will also get stock market earnings from big names like Alibaba, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Macy’s, eBay, Dell and Block.
Interest rate hikes loom large for the month of March. How much will we get? 50 basis points is expected.
On the economic front, investors will get revised Q4 GDP, which is likely to be to the upside. We will also get updated on home sales and durable goods orders.
It continues to be a stock picker’s market. Higher inflation, rising rates and slowing growth will favor some companies, but not all.
Stock Market Earnings
Monday, February 21
Tuesday, February 22
Home Depot (HD), Medtronic (MDT), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), and Teladoc (TDOC).
Wednesday, February 23
Lowe’s (LOW), Overstock.com (OSTK), eBay (EBAY), Hertz (HTZ), fuboTV (FUBO) and Skillz (SKLZ).
Thursday, February 24
Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), Moderna (MRNA), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Li Auto (LI), Nikola (NKLA), Dell (DELL), Block (SQ), Autodesk (ADSK), VMware, (VMW), Coinbase (COIN), Beyond Meat (BYND), and Rocket Companies (RKT).
Friday, February 25
Foot Locker (FL), Cinemark Holdings (CNK) and Icahn Enterprises (IEP).
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The week we have Akanda (AKAN) trading on February 24.
Spotlight: Consumer Analyst Group of NY Virtual Conference
The list of companies that will present includes General Mills, Philip Morris, Sysco, Coca-Cola, J.M. Smucker and Modelez International. Consumer staples stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 index so far in 2022 with notable gainers including PM (+17%), MO (+9.2%), SYY (+6.4%), KO (+5.6%), CAG (+5.5%) and HSY (+4.7%).