Here's some of what will shape the week ahead on Wall Street: BlackBerry-maker RIMM will make a sour report; homebuilder earnings will be up and down; University of Phoenix grades itself; and American Greetings gets a condolence card. Oh, and watch out for window dressing!
Here's what may shape the week ahead for Wall Street: Earnings reports from Best Buy and Walgreens may disappoint, while Lennar and Red Hat probably won't. And fund managers will jump into last quarter's winners to fool clients into thinking they're more clever than they are.
This week, holiday shoppers have turned into post-holiday exchangers. And while Main Street shops for sweaters in the right size, Wall Street has a few items to cross off of its "to do" list before New Year's Eve, too.