It was tough slogging for the few traders wallowing in the market morass this past week, with volume sluggish and the ongoing trickle of earnings reports providing no inspiration (not that they were bad). With even fewer earnings numbers coming out in the week ahead, and with a couple of scary economic reports fast approaching, the slogging doesn't look to get much easier.
Bracketing the week will be Monday's
National Association of Purchasing Management
report on manufacturing purchasing action and Friday's
, both for the sweat-sodden, steaming month of July. And to put you in mind of cooler climes, we ask: trick or treat?
Here's how you voted.