Earnings Need to Do Some Heavy Lifting to Keep Rally Going


By: Jeffrey Buchbinder, CFA, Chief Equity Strategist & Dr. Quincy Krosby, PhD, Chief Global Strategist

Earnings season is upon us as some banks and a small handful of other blue chip companies have already reported results for their quarters ending June 30. The results on the surface probably won’t offer much to write home about given consensus estimates imply a 7% year-over-year decline in S&P 500 earnings per share. However, the key question is always what’s priced in, which at least offers an opportunity for markets to react positively, though our best guess is we get the typical upside surprises and guidance reductions, giving this rally a convenient excuse to take a breather.

Read the full commentary here: weekly-market-commentary-07.17.2023


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