The Greek issue has been sufficiently resolved for now that investors’ focus will shift elsewhere in the week ahead. The answers to three questions will dominate the market’s attention.
* How strong are the deflationary forces?
* Are the cyclical recoveries still intact?
* What is the outlook for Fed policy?
The January inflation readings from the US, EMU and Japan will be released in the coming days. The euro area preliminary data has already been reported. This week’s report is expected to confirm the -0.6% year-over-year headline rate and a 0.6% core rate.