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6.72%
AGENUS INC AGEN
5.81%
TAOMEE HOLDI TAOM
5.22%
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4.97%

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Treat or Trick?

This is Todd Bunton filling in for Steve...

October might be the scariest month for investors historically. For some reason, this month has seen more than its fair share of stock market crashes: 1929, 1987 and 2008. But so far this October has been a treat for investors as the S&P has risen +4.7%.

One of the reasons we have not seen a crash, or even a pullback, this October is because this earnings season has been pretty good.

As we near the halfway point, a healthy 68.0% of companies in the S&P 500 have delivered positive earnings surprises with a median beat of 2.5%. And earnings growth has been a solid 8.1% so far. The revenue side has not been as pretty with just 49% of companies beating on the top-line, but weaker revenues have been a common theme the last couple of quarters. So there's nothing spooky here.

With solid earnings behind it - and with the Fed continuing to pump $85 billion into the economy every month the stock market seems well positioned to continue providing investors with treats well past October.

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