A Sanity Check Amid the Madness

It's been a brutal week for retail investors who've been waking up to scour financial websites as the news blares on the television in the background. Getting the major equity indices to six-month highs has been no small feat as landmine moments have scattered to and fro amid the litany of news. We are prepared to exit the first intense week of earnings season on an upbeat note, with news out of Europe being, for once, not apocalyptic.

Now attention shifts to the Federal Reserve's upcoming gathering and -- you guessed it -- another heavy dose of earnings, headlined by the industrials. I am not particularly interested in these, given their exposure to the European Union and slowing emerging-market growth....576 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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