No doubt youâ€™ve noticed that hundreds and hundreds of companies are reporting their quarterly earnings this week, with hundreds more to come next week.
These announcements tend to put Wall Street in a rapid-fire mode that results in a â€śshoot first, ask questions laterâ€ť scenario.
Of course, itâ€™s only later that you can put all of the pieces together and reconcile them with your larger investing mosaic.
As you sit back and sift through the data, youâ€™ll also notice that even though the stock market is setting new highs, the S&P 500 is up only 7.5% year to date. Even if the stock market replicated that return in the back half of 2014, it would mean a total return of 14-15%.
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