Investors will enter the second quarter looking for fresh signs that the U.S. economic recovery is strengthening.
Markets have been reacting well to the broader recovery. The S&P 500 finished last week at a new high, after flirting with the milestone for weeks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been trading at record highs since early March.
This week, investors will have their eye on the state of the U.S. job market, starting Wednesday with a report from payroll processing firm ADP on employment change, followed by Challenger jobs cuts and initial claims. All of these lead up to the closely watched monthly jobs report from the Labor Department on Friday.