Stocks closed higher Tuesday, the sixth straight session of gains, as investors focused on earnings and shrugged off a downgrade on Portugal. .
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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.
The global markets on a distinct three month pattern that begins with earnings and ends with policy makers. As a purveyor and observer of newsflow, there appears to be a distinct pattern to our investment world right now. Not surprisingly, it is a quarterly time frame.
S&P 500 futures are up almost 1 percent pre-open, Europe up 1 to 2 percent. This would be the sixth straight up day for U.S. markets. Yesterday, the S&P 500 posted its first 5-day win streak since April.
Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.
The Dow pulled off its fifth straight gain Monday, led by Microsoft. Alcoa fell.
After the bell the Fast Money traders pored over results from Alcoa, in an attempt to game the stock and project trends going forward. What must you know?
Both beat earnings consensus: Alcoa by $0.01, at $0.13, and CSX by $0.09, at $1.07. At Alcoa, after tax operating income was above expectations in all four major segments: alumina, aluminum, and the downstream segments of flat rolled products and engineered products.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, July 12.
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U.S. stock index futures declined ahead of the open Monday in the wake of the strongest week for the major averages in almost a year and ahead of the start of a new earnings season.
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