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Expectations seem to be running low as earnings season revs up, with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic looking to have hit every corner of the economy. Possible exceptions include Comms sector heavyweights Netflix, Disney+ and other streaming services.
July is another possible crossroads for the major indices, bringing a fresh round of earnings, worries about virus caseloads in parts of the country, and questions about whether government stimulus will stick around.
When a company withdraws guidance, it used to mean bad news was coming. That was before the coronavirus pandemic stopped the economic expansion in its tracks. Now, executives are withdrawing forward-looking statements with less stigma amid the widespread uncertainty.
Virtual meetings have seen a significant surge in demand since shelter-in-place orders were implemented. We may get a look at how this helped companies Zoom and Slack as they prepare to announce Q1 earnings.
As June begins, focus may increasingly turn toward virus caseloads amid the tentative reopenings of all 50 U.S. states. Any sign of a major new wave of cases might be more market-moving than typical earnings and data.
The month of May is expected to bring more weak data, especially for the U.S. jobs market, while the earnings focus turns toward struggling retailers. The pace of reopenings could be another major development.
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