What to Look for as US Earnings Season Kicks Off

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This week is all about earnings. The outcome of this trading week will set the tone in the stock market for the rest of the summer. If traders aren’t diligent, reality could set in again and bring some traders back down to earth.

35 S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) companies are reporting their Q2 earnings this week. All sectors have recorded a decrease in expected earnings growth led by the Consumer Discretionary, Energy, Industrials, and Financials sectors.

Banks are up first. See the below graphic (courtesy of Earnings Whispers) to know who’s reporting on which days.

We are less interested in the specific financial results and are studying how overall markets and individual stocks are going to react to the upcoming news flow. This will show us how the large institutions are playing the results… And that is the momentum we want to get behind.

Watch the full interview to see how expert traders are playing the stock market as the U.S. earnings seasons kicks-off.

Midas Letter is provided as a source of information only, and is in no way to be construed as investment advice. James West, the author and publisher of the Midas Letter, is not authorized to provide investor advice, and provides this information only to readers who are interested in knowing what he is investing in and how he reaches such decisions.

Investing in emerging public companies involves a high degree of risk and investors in such companies could lose all their money. Always consult a duly accredited investment professional in your jurisdiction prior to making any investment decision.

Midas Letter occasionally accepts fees for advertising and sponsorship from public companies featured on this site. James West and/or Midas Letter may also receive compensation from companies affiliated with companies featured on this site. James West and/or Midas Letter also invests in companies on this site and so readers should view all information on this site as biased.