S&P 500 companies are expected to post their fourth straight quarter of earnings declines and fifth straight quarter of sales declines, according to FactSet. The last time earnings fell for such a long stretch was the period between the fourth quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of 2009, right after the financial crisis. And stop … More Earning sesion . . Something to worry about ?!
Crude oil prices lost ground early Tuesday as traders took profit following the overnight surge, underscoring the growing mixed views that key oil producers could agree on a production freeze this Sunday. The U.S. oil benchmark settled above $40 a barrel for the first time in three weekend the global Brent benchmark touched a … More Oil dip as investors cash out . . .