2016 Earnings Season effect on the market

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    What do you guys think this earning season will bring for the market? Will it have a long term effect or dare I say a strong short term effect?

    At this time Alcoa is starting off by reporting their earnings this afternoon. It is expected that this was not a good quarter for the US and in fact expected to be the worst quarter for corporate profits since 2009 per Bloomberg.

    1) Is this already priced into the market and we will even see the market bump up slightly with expected figures?

    2) Will this lead to a short term “correction” due to such poor numbers?

    3) Is this just the start of the American economy showing weakness?

    TS Paul

    I generally think of the effects of one particular earnings season as confined to the short term. Earnings are managed and telegraphed so well these days that I doubt we will see many surprises and I suspect they are fairly well priced in.

    Long term, I don’t see these earnings as presaging a fall in the US economy, but rather reflect the strong dollar and low demand for oil and other commodities.

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    TS Paul,
    Do declining earnigns signal the end of the current economic cycle is near?

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