A messy earnings season has given investors some discomfiting things to mull.
To make apples-to-apples comparisons of stocks in the same industry, look at metrics like profit margins and enterprise value.
The recent string of consistent gains is a rare event not seen in nearly 20 years.
The bank's chief global strategist, Peter Oppenheimer, expects the US economy to be growing at an annualized rate of 3.8% by next July.
Financial stocks have led the market all year, and Wall Street likes second-quarter earnings enough that the momentum could continue.
As we head into earnings season, signs of froth abound, and even the best stocks should be scrutinized.
As dozens of earnings reports roll in, fund manager Doll expects second quarter to be much like the first.
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