With earnings reports and possible credit downgrades looming ahead, big bank stocks will need to weather short-term headwinds.
Happy days are not yet here again.
Was the first quarter simply a final hurrah, with the stock market about to turn sour in response to a failure on the part of the economy in the US and worldwide to continue to show signs of strength?
Previous jobs reports have been subject to huge revisions. One oddity in the latest report might indicate a future revision as well.
No signs of another round of quantitative easing -- and investors are not pleased.
The credit card company's stock is already up nearly 40% this year, and the future still looks good.
Expectations are that first-quarter earnings will be slightly lower this year.
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