All times EST
6:10 a.m. John Manley, Smith Barney
Earlier this month Manley said that blue-chip valuations aren't stretched -- as long as companies keep delivering earnings. So far, so good.
6:50 a.m. Kathy Boyle, First Albany
7:10 a.m. Paul Dykewicz, Editor,
Airline Financial News
8:10 a.m. Chris Chiames, American Airlines
8:10 a.m. Michael Cronin, Allied Pilots Association
More chatter about the looming AMR crisis. While we don't know, what about the possibility of a 60-day cooling off period?
8:30 a.m. Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings
What would Friday be without this fellow. Afraid of inflation in that kind of Malthusian way. And always a backer of commodities prices. Rogers, with that endearing twang, will provide all kinds of insight about fuel prices and airline strikes. Should be fun.
8:33 a.m. Ralph Acampora, Prudential Securities
Hey finally Dow 7000. What's next Ralph? He sees the Dow closing the year at 8000. Acampora, during last July's sudden drop, called for investors to move some of their holdings into cash. His call occurred as the market bottomed, according to those familiar with the situation.
9:03 a.m. John Ryding, Bear Stearns
A host of economic numbers should get some interpretation here. The one that has some nervous is the capacity utilization figure. Any hint that capacity utilization is getting tight will create some modest fears about inflation again. And don't forget PPI and it's wholesale price measure.
9:10 a.m. Frank O'Connell, CEO Gibson Greetings
9:33 a.m. Carmine Grigoli, Nomura Securities
Nomura Securities Research chief has long been bullish on the market. Made pick of Dow 4500 back in 1994 and was roundly mocked for the call. Because it was too bearish!
9:40 a.m. Ronald Saba, Heartland Value Plus
10:10 a.m. Michael Boss, Aubrey G. Langston
10:20 a.m. Ray Friedman, Vanderbilt University
10:30 a.m. Tom Dorsey, Author,
Point & Figure Charting
11:20 a.m. Alkiza Sherman, President, Cyber Girl
12:10 p.m. Jeremy Siegel, Wharton Business School
Finance guru says backers of small-caps are all wet.
12:10 p.m. Claudia Mott, Prudential Securities
Small-cap specialist thinks, well, that Siegel is all wet. This should get interesting.
12:30 p.m. John Schott, Psychiatrist/Investor
1:20 p.m. Bill O'Gara, CEO, O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring
1:40 p.m. Elliot Wassarman, CEO & President, Electric Classifieds
3:03 p.m. Joseph Cangemi, Francis P. Maglio
4:20 p.m. Bob Ott,
John Hancock Special Equities Fund
Once dubbed a "superstar" fund by
John Hancock Special Equities returned only 3.7% in 1996, ranking 373 of 386 small company funds tracked by Lipper Analytical Services. This year's looking worse: It's down 2.6%.
6:00 p.m. Elizabeth Mackay, Bear Stearns
Expected a "trying year" since investment hopes had simply gotten too high. Well, plenty of time for that to still come true. She's not wrong -- just early.
6:00 p.m. Joe Battipaglia, Gruntal
Ol' Bull Joe thinks the bull market can make it to the end of the century!
6:00 p.m. Brian Fabbri, Banque Paribas
Wall $treet Week
Guest: Guest: Daniel Reingold, First Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Merrill's telecommunications guru will hold forth on what's up for this year.
Martin Zweig, Editor,
On 24 November he told the
, "I continue to be amazed at the strength of the U.S. stock market, but I want no part of it. The time will come -- soon, it seems to me -- when return of capital will suddenly become more important than return on capital."
Julius Westheimer, Managing Director, Ferris, Baker, Watts
In September when he was last on Wall Street Week suggested investors buy blue-chips like GE, Coca Cola and Merck.
John Dessauer, Editor,