First quarter earnings start this week, but frankly there are very few reports, it truly begins next week. The current expectation is for 8.9% year over year growth for the S&P 500. The energy sector is expected to swing from a loss last year to a profit of about $7 billion. If you exclude the energy sector as it significantly distorts the underlying comparisons, earnings are expected to be up only 5.1%.
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Market in a Minute 2017-4-11