Greek Tensions to Persist in Coming Week
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Market anxiety is expected to stay at elevated levels in the coming week as the political turmoil in Greece goes unresolved.
The week is a very light on the economic and earnings fronts, and it comes right before the Memorial Day long weekend. That means major domestic drivers will be few, and investors likely will continue to focus on the overriding issues in Europe.
"The big question is 'what if'-type bad news like what if Greece leaves the eurozone soon?," said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's. "But what is important to remember is that no one has ever left the eurozone."
That bifurcated view of Greece's ultimate fate should continue to fuel volatility in global markets, Detrick said.
At the same time, the heavy selling witnessed in the past two weeks means the odds of U.S. stocks catching a bounce are increasing, he added.
"We are nearing some extremely oversold levels," Detrick said. "Should we see any positive news out of Europe next week, there is plenty of room to bounce."
With the market eager for some good news and a reason to rally, such a bounce could come from European Union officials saying they would prefer to see Greece stay in the single-currency bloc or from Greece voicing a preference to remain there.