Focus on the Quality of Earnings

First-quarter 2013 earnings season kicks in this week, and for the next several weeks the markets will have a lot of raw data to digest and interpret.

I suppose that as long as the Federal Reserve is out buying securities, earnings may not matter as much. Last week's lower-than-expected jobs report didn't send the market into a tailspin, precisely because the weaker jobs number suggested that the Fed wouldn't consider pulling out anytime soon. Mr. Market likes the Fed. ...580 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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