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Insight into today’s Consumer Sentiment reading

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Staggering S&P 500 earnings drop will put more pressure on dividends and credit ratings

 

S&P 500  earnings sank 82% in 2008 (including write downs).  This is below the previous 1991 low.  The Q4 2008 loss of $23.03 a share was bigger than the best quarterly profit of the past 20 years (Q2 2007 $21.88).  This staggering earnings drop will lead to more dividends and credit ratings being cut.
 
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