Next week, investors will continue to digest the government's major interventions into the financial markets and high-profile firms and prepare for earnings reports in the weeks ahead. Despite widespread public outrage and government initiatives to slash bonuses at AIG ( AIG) and investigate compensation at Bank of America's ( BAC) Merrill Lynch unit this week, the markets breathed a big sigh of relief. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded more than 1,000 points at times over its recent low of 6,440.08, which was set March 9. But Xerox's ( XRX) steep cut to its first-quarter earnings outlook may be a harbinger of further warnings ahead. Xerox slashed its outlook by 80%, due to a hefty restructuring charge and a weak outlook for tech spending amid the economic slowdown. Over the next month or so, several high-profile companies whose profitability relies on the health of the consumer and the financial markets will report results. Chevron ( CVX) will kick off the earnings of Dow components on April 9, followed by Citigroup ( C), Intel ( INTC), Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ), JPMorgan Chase ( JNJ) and General Electric ( GE), all within the first half of April. While many consumer-dependent businesses provided first-quarter outlooks at the start of 2009, and companies with financial exposure like JPMorgan, Citi, GE and BofA have recently asserted their financial health, it's unclear how firm the bottom line will actually be. "Next week it's going to be interesting to see if we can hang on to those gains and maybe keep it going," says Thompson S. Phillips Jr., president of T.S. Phillips Investments in Oklahoma City.