While the market has not been doing so well this year and there are many warning signs, there are some positives too. One great sign for markets is that earnings are very strong. First quarter earnings season looks to be a great one, but what will that do for the markets? This year is supposed to be the best for earnings growth since 2010, but that is exactly the problem—great earnings this year have been forecasted for a while because of the strong economy and tax cuts. That means all the risk appears to be to the downside rather than the upside.
FINSUM: We think this round of earnings have little margin for error as everyone is expecting them to be great.