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October 19, 2018

Will earnings season matter?
Markets have been on a rollercoaster, as expectations for slower economic and profit growth have begun to crystallize and concerns about a more hawkish Fed have taken hold. As we have said for a while, economic growth through the middle of next year should average 3%, but will then decelerate towards 2% barring no additional stimulus.
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The risk to profits in 2019 is that margins begin to come after pressure

Quarterly operating earnings per share/sales per share

Source: Standard & Poor's Compustat, FactSet, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
3Q18 earnings are calculated using actual earnings for 8.5% of S&P 500 market cap and earnings estimates for the remaining. Data are as of October 18, 2018.

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