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02 November 2012

Weekend Reading for Equity Investors: Earnings, Elections, and More

Posted In: Weekend Reads

As the third quarter came to a close, we suggested that the prevailing bullish stock market sentiment may fade as earnings were reported. Well, corporate earnings have taken center stage in recent weeks, and generally disappointing results and lowered guidance have, in fact, prompted equity investors to head for the exits. Further constraining risk appetites are the looming fiscal cliff in the United States, recession in Europe, and continued uncertainty in Asia Pacific. US equity investors can also be expected to stay on edge through the upcoming presidential election.

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For more news and trends, visit the Equity Investments Community of Practice.

Please note that the content of this site should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute.

About the Author(s)
David Larrabee, CFA

David Larrabee, CFA, was director of member and corporate products at CFA Institute and served as the subject matter expert in portfolio management and equity investments. Previously, he spent two decades in the asset management industry as a portfolio manager and analyst. He holds a BA in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in finance from Fordham University. Topical Expertise: Equity Investments · Portfolio Management

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