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The March Quarter is over, Be Prepared for the Current One

The recently ended March quarter was one filled with all sorts of things, including harsh winter weather, political issues, the 2014 Winter Olympics, as well as weaker-than-expected guidance from a number of companies earlier in the quarter. All of that weighed on the stock market during the quarter, with most of the major market indices in the red in late January.

The market rebounded in February and March, but during the last few weeks, most of those market gains have been erased. As we closed the books on the March quarter and opened those for the June one, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down, while both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite Index were up modestly. During this roller-coaster ride, several sectors, including housing and related industries, biotech, technology and healthcare companies, all took it on the chin.

One of the dangers individual investors face is being caught, if not trapped, in the headlines — and that often leads to paralysis.

Read more about what the March quarter results mean for the June quarter at Eagle Daily Investor.

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As we closed the books on the March quarter and opened those for the June one, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down, while both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite Index were up modestly.

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The March Quarter is over, Be Prepared for the Current One

As we closed the books on the March quarter and opened those for the June one, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down, while both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite Index were up modestly.

The recently ended March quarter was one filled with all sorts of things, including harsh winter weather, political issues, the 2014 Winter Olympics, as well as weaker-than-expected guidance from a number of companies earlier in the quarter. All of that weighed on the stock market during the quarter, with most of the major market indices in the red in late January.

The market rebounded in February and March, but during the last few weeks, most of those market gains have been erased. As we closed the books on the March quarter and opened those for the June one, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down, while both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite Index were up modestly. During this roller-coaster ride, several sectors, including housing and related industries, biotech, technology and healthcare companies, all took it on the chin.

One of the dangers individual investors face is being caught, if not trapped, in the headlines — and that often leads to paralysis.

Read more about what the March quarter results mean for the June quarter at Eagle Daily Investor.

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Chris Versace is a financial columnist and equity analyst with more than 18 years of experience in the investment industry. He has been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research and his efforts in analyzing industries, companies and equity securities have been recognized by both Institutional Investor and Thomson Reuters‚?? StarMine Monitor. He‚??s frequently published in The Washington Times and is a frequent contributor to the daily radio show ‚??America‚??s Morning News‚?Ě and ‚??America‚??s Radio News‚?Ě. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investor‚??s Business Daily, The Street, USA Today and other publications. In addition, he can be frequently seen on television‚??s ‚??Fox Business‚?Ě show.

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