A survey about the euro zone economy was made in the first days of April 2017. It showed euro zone business activity has been its highest level of a six-year period. Despite all the political and economic instability in the global era, a pickup in global economy, especially in developing countries is waited in 2017 and 2018 by the International Monetary Fund.
For some investors multinational companies had already gained big earnings. And, as long as nothing changes, these firms are going to be fine. In the opposite case, they can lose weight.
The financial sector is foreseen to have a 15.4 percent profit gain, second only to energy among S&P sectors.
Energy companies had most of the losses that extended an S&P 500 earnings recession until the second quarter of last year. They are expected to gain the as this this earnings season continues.
For the entire S&P 500, a10.1 percent increase is waited comparing to previous year. That would be the first double-digit increase since the third quarter of 2014. S&P 500 earnings are expected to be up 6.1 percent without the energy sector. In technology and materials big profit gains are also expected by the analysts.
Namely, acceleration in global economy with a rebound and stabilization in commodity prices and a higher interest rate environment will be on the agenda in the next days of 2017.