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Investors Are Looking for Any Hint of Trouble in Strong Earnings

  • After years of keying on any positive, investor mood shifts
  • Technicals, ‘sell the news’ enough to derail earnings season
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Tighter Financial Conditions Fostering Volatility, Says Sonders

The days of unbridled investor optimism look to be over.

An earnings season billed to be the best since 2011 has exceeded lofty expectations, and yet the stock market’s agitated. Time and again -- starting almost two weeks ago with JPMorgan right up through Wednesday with Twitter -- solid results have been met with a subsequent beat-down in the shares.