One Important Question this Earnings Season - Real Time Insight

By Todd Bunton,

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Earnings season unofficially kicked off Tuesday night with an encouraging report from Alcoa ( AA ). But things don't really get rolling until next week.

This earnings season is an important one in many ways. One of the big questions this quarter is:  will strength in the U.S. economy offset weakness in Europe and China?

One of the reasons for the stock market rally in the first quarter of this year was because of improving domestic economic data despite weakness from overseas. Now we will see how individual companies are faring.

As for Alcoa, shares soared after the company delivered better than expected results. The reason: strength in the U.S. offset weakness in China and Europe. But they're hardly a bellwether for the overall economy.

So do you think strong domestic results will continue to overshadow softness abroad for the overall market? What other important questions will be answered this earnings season? Chime in below.

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