Market Snapshot: The Dow will remain at the mercy of politicians until earnings season

It’s a long way between here and earnings season.

Or at least it probably feels that way for stock market bulls. Though they remain confident in the underlying strength of the global economy and upbeat about corporate earnings growth, the question will be whether they can keep their nerve in the face of headlines over rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, political turmoil in Washington, the fallout from the Facebook scandal and any other arrows sent their way.

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Ed Keon, chief investment strategist at QMA, expects earnings growth of 15% this year—a robust number enhanced by the corporate tax cut signed into law last year.

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