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Aluminum giant Alcoa kicked off the second quarter earnings season to a positive start by beating estimates on Monday afternoon. Will more companies follow the trend? Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s shared his insights.
Stocks opened higher Tuesday as investors shrugged off a downgrade on Portugal, instead focusing on earnings. The Dow jumped over 100 points at the start, led by Alcoa, after the company kicked off earnings season with a beat. Apple shares fell.
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The Dow pulled off its fifth straight gain Monday, led by Microsoft. Alcoa fell.
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Stocks struggled Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.
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Stocks pulled back Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.
Earnings season starts on Monday with Dow component Alcoa reporting after the closing bell and Chevron reporting interim results. Jim Meyer, CIO and co-founder of Tower Bridge Advisors and Kelly Campbell, founder, principal and CEO of Campbell Wealth Management shared their insights.
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Second quarter earnings season is likely to create a positive backdrop for stocks, at least temporarily.
US stocks posted their best weekly gain since July 17, 2009, with the S&P 500 rising 5.41%. Next week, Alcoa will kick off Q2 earnings season, scheduled to report after the bell on Monday.
Stocks logged their best week in nearly a year, led by commodity and bank stocks, as investors looked to earnings season, which kicks off next week. Google gave a boost to techs.
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Each of the executives we've spoken to this week has expressed some concern about the economy or deficit. But three big thinkers in the web space — Google's Eric Schmidt, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and venture investor Marc Andreesen — are taking a different, more pro-active approach to the issues.
This could be a "raining decade" with the market in an "extended sideways up and down period." Take the big downturn in the early 70's, the period between 1972 to 1982 "started and finished in the same place," Tanya Beder said.