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Description: Stocks could see choppy trading next week with the latest batch of earnings and uncertainty over Ben Bernanke’s Senate confirmation for another term as Federal Reserve chairman.

Source: Reuters.com

Date: 01/23/2010

Link:  http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60M09920100123

Questions for discussion: 

  • Follow up this article with a summary of corporate earnings reported this week?
  • How did markets react?
  • Why is Ben Bernanke’s confirmation such an important factor for investors and reflected in the performance of markets?
  • What do you believe is the likely scenario for markets if he is confirmed and if he is not confirmed?

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