Hey, Investors: Pay Attention to the Range of Earnings to Gauge How Economy Is Doing

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Monday is proving that this week is going to be busy. 

We received news that Chevron is buying Noble, and updates on Pfizer's vaccine candidates as well as The Lancet's study on the AstraZeneca and Oxford University candidates. 

And the U.S. Senate is back in session to discuss another aid package to help the economy weather the coronavirus pandemic. 

And, of course,t here's the coronavirus pandemic.

There are 14.5 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 607,000 deaths.

The U.S. has over 3.7 million cases with over 140,000 deaths.

Kenny Polcari, chief market strategist with Slatestone Wealth, weighs in on the markets and what to watch. 

"This week is going the be the start of the guts of earnings… it’s bookended by two big Dow components – IBM today and AXP on Friday… in between, we will hear from the likes of IBKR, HAL, ACC. CCK, PLD, KO, LMT, TXN, PCAR, SYF, PM, UAL, HCA NDAQ, KEY, APH, TMO, MSFT, TSLA, CSX, APD, DOW, TRV, LUV and more… how will these companies perform and will they offer any guidance at all," Polcari wrote in his Morning Thoughts newsletter on Monday. 

Watch the video above to hear more from Polcari. 

You can follow Katherine Ross on Twitter at @byKatherineRoss.

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