NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Good Sunday afternoon, and welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading. First a look back at the week that just finished, then a look forward to the week ahead and, lastly, a summary of articles and research papers worth reading.

It was an unhappy week for the major U.S. stock market indices. On the week, the Dow lost 4.5%, the S&P 500 fell 5% and the Nasdaq dropped 5.9%.

It was a mix of things, including further fears about economic weakness, or even a double-dip recession. There is little doubt that the economy is weaker than many had expected it would be at this point. Yet the coming week could very well see a small bounce of some kind as investors get tired of leaning in the bearish direction in the face of data that, while unimpressive, aren't awful.

Turning to economic indicators, it will be a light week, with jobless claims and the Institute for Supply Management's service sector survey among the few pieces of data to mull over.

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As for earnings, next week will short on reports, with Family Dollar ( FDO) among the important reports.

Lastly, here are some articles and papers worth reading:

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-- Written by Paul Kedrosky in La Jolla, Calif.

At the time of publication, Kedrosky had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Dr. Paul Kedrosky is a former highly ranked sell-side technology equity analyst, and he currently runs a technology finance institute at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a venture partner with Ventures West, an institutional venture capital firm with more than $400 million under management. He maintains a widely read blog called Infectious Greed.

Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. While Kedrosky cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email.