The Week Ahead: What to Rifle Through

I have to admit that, after the last two weeks, I'm looking forward to a bit of a breather from the deluge of corporate earnings, not to mention last week's shotgun spray of economic data.

What are two key takeaways from those 10 trading days? First, FactSet has found that 72% of companies have reported earnings above the mean estimate, but only 47% have beat on revenue. Second, when we aggregate the economic figures from last week -- and there was more than a handful -- it continues to look like the domestic economy is on track to grow between 2% and 2.5% this year. The bright spots in that growth profile remain housing and automotive. ...835 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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