Global Profit Recession

posted 9/27/2012 in General

Market Commentary Highlights...

  • This quarter is shaping up to be the worst quarter for corporate profits in three years when the recovery was just getting underway, as the United States joins Europe and China in experiencing falling profits.
  • The currently sluggish U.S. economy, European recession, and slowing Chinese economic growth - not to mention the threat of the fiscal cliff - all suggest that this is probably not the last quarter of disappointing earnings growth.
  • This quarter we will be watching three factors to help us gauge the extent of the earnings slowdown: the stall in manufacturing, the peaking of profit margins, and the impact of share buybacks.

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