The Wall Street Journal

The stock rally has stalled; now comes earnings season

The stock rally has stalled; now comes earnings season
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The Wall Street Journal
By Hannah MiaoAfter a recent pullback in stocks, investors are looking to the coming earnings season for clarity on companies’ growth prospects.US stocks defied expectations to rally in 2023 but have struggled to extend gains into the new year. The S&P 500 shed 1.5% in the first week of January. Tech stocks, which led the market last year, have stumbled, with Apple and Microsoft falling 5.9% and 2.2%, respectively, in the past week.For many investors, quarterly results and commentary from executives will help signal if the recent stoc...

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