Well, so far anyway, the big companies have all pulled their weight.
Goldman Sachs (GS) delivered its monster number. No surprises there. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) showed that it can cut costs. And Intel, which reported last night, really got folks excited by saying positive things about its customer base and the chance of a second-half recovery.
The bottom line is that there still haven’t been many companies (we’ve heard it from politicians and TV talking heads) to talk about a real recovery, so the fact that Intel, which actually builds real stuff that goes into real products and exports to a variety of firms all around the world, had some good thigns to say is a great sign.
Alas, it could be a good day. Stocks were up big in Europe and Asia, and the futures are up solidly hear.
Three in a row?
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