Maze cartoon on
volatility of stock markets. By Yonatan Frimer
Maze cartoon of a bear and a bull in a room with a referee
who says, "How about you run one day and the other runs the next
day..." Created by Yonatan Frimer
here for a printable, hi-res version of this maze
here for the maze solution of bulls and bears
topic in the news:
Earnings reports could spark summertime market rally
TORONTO — Investors could find a reason to extend
last week's strong advance on North American stock markets if U.S.
second-quarter corporate earnings, the first of which are expected
Monday, live up to high expectations.
"If we can get some confirmation from the earnings and then
stocks rally on that, it will be a very good sign that we'll have a
decent summer," said Blair Falconer, portfolio manager at HSBC
North American markets finished higher last week, with the TSX
3.34 per cent and the Dow industrials ahead 5.28 per cent as bargain
hunters moved in following big slides of over four per cent the
Projected profits rise as stocks fall
NEW YORK — Analysts are raising earnings estimates for U. S.
companies at the fastest rate since at least 2004 during a quarter when
stocks have posted some of their biggest losses in 16 months on concern
that the economy will sink back into a recession.
companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index now are expected to
jump 34 percent this year, according to more than 8,000 estimates
compiled by Bloomberg. On March 29, the projected increase had been 27
percent. The revision is the greatest during any quarter in at least
But lower-than-forecast home sales, manufacturing
and private-sector job growth have sent the benchmark gauge for U. S.
equities down 11 percent since hitting 1,217 April 23, despite last