Earnings and guidance results in the U.S. ultimately moved the market up more than 1% in the past five days.
The Dow Jones Industrial I:DJI average gained a tick over 1%, as did the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq in the past five days.
On Monday, only one American behemoth will post earnings.
Google Parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report will report fourth quarter earnings after the market closes Monday. Analysts are looking for adjusted earnings-per-share of $13.04 on revenue of $31.32 billion.
January was an unusually strong month for stocks, as the Dow Jones gained over 10%, while the S&P gained about 10.4%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq around 12%.
Many strategists on Wall Street are calling for broader U.S. market gains of more than 10% for the full year of 2019, while a few are even looking for 13% gains. Will the market flatten out from here? January 2019 was one of the best January's on record.
Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report posted weak guidance, overshadowing strong earnings. One concern with Amazon is its ambitious spending, which is happening during what looks to be a global economic slowdown. Some are concerned, but Amazon is focused on competing with other e-commerce threats like Walmart Inc. (WMT) - Get Walmart Inc. Report on global e-commerce spend, which is still very much on the rise.