Earnings are also known as profits. At the most basic level, a company’s earnings consist of what’s left over after all costs are taken out from the revenue generated. Earnings are also the basis for corporate taxes. Many corporations report EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The most important thing to watch for when researching a company is where earnings are forecasted to move. Investors want to see that the future expectations are for the earnings to grow over time.

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By Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Stock Market CrashCould Weak Earnings Spark a Stock Market Crash in 2016? Weak corporate earnings could result in a stock market crash in 2016, dashing the mainstream belief that the U.S. economy is in a recovery. The Federal Reserve’s uncertain interest rate policies and lower commodity prices have jointly served as catalysts to spark market speculations..

Falling Oil Prices Haven’t Hit the Bank of Montreal’s (NYSE:BMO) Earnings—Yet

By Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Falling Oil PricesCanada’s fourth-largest bank will be experiencing more loan losses from energy companies this year and next if oil prices stay low, despite beating analysts’ estimates. Low oil prices have certainly taken their toll on the Bank of Montreal’s (NYSE:BMO) third-quarter earnings, but shares of the Canadian bank still managed .

U.S. Economic Collapse: Growth in Share Buybacks Killing Job Numbers

By Friday, August 21, 2015
America Economic CollapseExecutives are spending billions buying back their own stock, but their efforts are slowing, destroying the American economy. A new report from Aranca Investment Research concludes that almost $2.3 trillion has been spent on buybacks since 2009, as corporate cash reserves have grown and borrowing costs have declined. More incredibly,.

NASDAQ: Stock Market Drops on Weak Earnings and Economic Data

By Monday, August 3, 2015
NASDAQ: Stock Market DropsGreece and China added quite a bit of uncertainty to the U.S. stock market. By around 10:30 a.m. E.T. on the first trading day of August, the Dow slipped more than half a percent, NASDAQ lost 0.2%, and the S&P 500 dropped 0.3%. In Greece, the stock market plunged 23% on its first trading day after a five-week shutdown. Banking shares are.

Corporate Earnings: Second Quarter 2015 Worst Since 2009

By Friday, July 31, 2015
Corporate EarningsAs of July 24, 187 companies in the S&P 500 have reported their corporate earnings. For these 187 companies, their average decline in earnings has been 2.2%. If this is the final number, then it will be the biggest decline in quarterly earnings for the S&P 500 since 2009. (Source: FactSet, July 24, 2015.) But it may get worse. Only.

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