- Earnings will decline for the sixth consecutive quarter.
- We question the 2017 forecasted earnings growth based purely on higher oil prices.
- We’ll take a look at what can be done to limit your risks and increase returns.
What we know is that for the last 5 quarters, the S&P 500 has had declining earnings. The situation doesn’t seem to change course for the next quarter, but most analysts expect earnings growth to come in 2017 as a result of a rebound in energy prices.
As our readers know, this rebound should have already happened six months ago according to the same analysts’ expectations. In this article we’ll tell their story, but we’ll also analyze what else is out there that can influence future earnings. More →