Next week will be relatively quiet on the economic front, but we'll get earnings reports from banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo as well as retailers like Pier 1 Imports and Bed Bath & Beyond. RealMoney Pro contributor Chris Versace reveals what the key reports to focus on will be and what elements of these reports could give us clues about the market's direction. He says Alcoa's guidance in particular will be important to watch as a confirming sign of the rebound in the economy.

Christopher Versace writes the " PowerTrend Profits" newsletter and " ETF PowerTrader" trading service, which both use a thematic investing perspective that ties in economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more. He's also the host of PowerTalk, a weekly podcast that features conversations with public and private management teams, as well as other thought leaders, for the benefit of both individual and institutional investors.

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