Stocks edge higher on earnings prospects

Stocks edge higher on earnings prospects 150 150 Realm

A big week for quarterly earnings with major companies reporting. Investors will be looking for clues of strong recovery and weighing the results against rising global coronavirus infections and growing tensions between Washington and Moscow.

On the calendar this week are UK unemployment data on Tuesday, UK inflation numbers on Wednesday and ECB policy meeting on Thursday with interest rates and purchase programs expected to be unchanged.

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