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Investment Weekly

Evolving earnings
01 March 2024

    Chart of the week – Evolving earnings

    The Q4 US earnings season is coming to an end, and results look encouraging. S&P 500 companies are reporting around 8 per cent year-on-year earnings per share (EPS) growth, beating pre-earnings-season estimates by a wide margin. Amid recent gains in many global equity markets, investors will now be looking to this year’s numbers, so it’s worth reflecting on how 2024 forecasts have evolved over the past year…

    Chart of the week – What lies ahead for global profits growth?

    More from this week:

    Market Spotlight

    • Thinking small

    Lens on…

    • ‘Rising stars’ and falling spreads
    • Japan’s new highs
    • Incredible India

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