With the unofficial start of earnings season marked earlier this week, Alcoa, which disappointed many investors, we began to take a few deep breaths in anticipation of a tough season.
Fortunately Alcoa was the exception, not the rule, as for the most part, earnings have been good, with company managers gaining confidence in their outlook, customers, and future for the year, which bodes well for employment i.e. As growth and confidence from a company level increases, hiring of employees will most likely follow.
Lastly, today is a Friday Witching, which means synthetic contracts expire, this usually puts short-term unforseen trading pressure on stocks and the indexes along with extreme total market volume.
Have a Good Weekend !