Light on earnings and economic data, equity markets may be volatile on this quadruple witching day.
President Obama has told east European states he is backing away from plans for an anti-missile shield there.
Fisker Automotive will launch an electric sedan car in 2012 that will sell for $39,000.
Investors will eye FedEx and Palm quarterly results for signs of strength as well as data from the housing sector.
An international goal to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius appears unreachable even if China embarks on a vast effort to tame its growing greenhouse gas emissions, a Beijing think-tank has said.
Consumer prices data and quarterly results from technology company Oracle are among the highlights expected on Wednesday.
On the anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ failure, investors will also be eyeing quarterly results from Best Buy and Adobe Systems.
The stock market may get a boost from consumer sentiment data, which is expected to be higher from the “cash-for-clunkers” program.
Eyes will be on Motorola as it unveils new phones based on Google’s Android mobile software to boost its slipping market share.
–Linda Stern is a freelance writer. Any opinions in the column are hers. You can follow Linda Stern’s financial notes on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/lindastern —