Earnings season unofficially kicked off Tuesday night with an
encouraging report from
). 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
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
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