http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Stor...ket%20Snapshot

"Stocks brace for new President amid earnings deluge"

"NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama might be the only boost for Wall Street next week, as a deluge of what are expected to be mostly bad corporate results and fresh reports on the state of the housing market starts pouring in."

This article is dated the 16th of January and is worth the short read.