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Some of the retailer's problems are affecting the entire industry. These companies can handle them better.
Investors were largely expecting a difficult first quarter, however. There are even some bright spots in an otherwise bleak picture.
The current earnings crop is expected to be the low point of this year's picture, however.
Company profits reached a new all-time quarterly record, and growth for the fourth quarter was the highest of the year.
The S&P 500 dropped 6% in 2 weeks and is testing recent lows. Hardly the big, scary dropoff some expected.
Based on impressive results and solid growth prospects, investors could definitely focus on funds that have a larger allocation to this social network giant.
Even though these alarms are on the rise, they have helped control growth expectations to a level the market can digest.
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