Michigan Confidence Drops, Banks Report Earnings

April 12 (Bloomberg) -- On today's "Triple Play," Bloomberg's Dominic Chu reports the Michigan Confidence Index came in lower than expected, bank earnings begin with reports from JPMorgan and Wells Fargo and . He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

Why Earnings Should be the Focus, Not Volatility
23:37 - Since its April low, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index -- a gauge tracking U.S. equity swings -- has climbed 25 percent through Thursday, beating similar indexes for other asset classes, Bloomberg Tradebook highlighted in a note. While still much lower than at previous peak levels, the VIX’s average this year is the highest since 2011 amid concern over global growth, the timing of Federal Reserve interest-rate increases and lackluster earnings. AllianceBernstein Portfolio Manager Mark Phelps discusses market volatility with Bloomberg's Mark Barton on "The Pulse."
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