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Last quarter, Financial sector earnings ended up better than most analysts expected thanks in part to strength among consumers. Was that the case in Q3? We could find out next week when big banks begin reporting.
It’s been hard to make sense of the news flow, and by this morning equities index futures had pared their losses as investors apparently strap in to see what actually happens.
Investors are once again more optimistic ahead of high-level trade talks that start tomorrow after Bloomberg reported that China is still open to a partial trade deal and a Financial Times article said the Asian nation has offered to boost its yearly purchases of U.S. farm products.
In an economy where the consumer has been driving growth, some of that might show up in Q3 Communications Services’ sector earnings. However, growing competition is a possible headwind for some firms.
Trade talks start Thursday but the mood is negative on Wall Street this morning as negative reports in the news seem to dominate. A lower than expected inflation read is also in the mix.
With earnings season still a week away and the jobs report behind us, trade talks are likely to take center stage this week as China and the U.S. resume negotiations.
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