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Earnings Matter


Earnings Matter

Over the long run, earnings drive stock prices. When considering a stock, it is important to understand the company and how its earnings are generated. This is demonstrated by looking at the difference in earnings of two energy companies: Exxon Mobil and Energy Transfer. Today, operating margins for the S&P 500 are coming off an all-time high and are 25% higher than their long-term trend line. The story for 2023 will be earnings and operating margins.

Written by

James E. Gore, CFA®, CAIA, CMT®

Jim serves as the Chief Investment Officer of THOR, is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter-holder, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a Chartered Market Technician, a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and a member of the Cincinnati Society of Financial Analysts.

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