A Good Enough Start To 3Q21 Reporting Season

By Lori Calvasina
Published October 19, 2021 | 5 min read

This week in the podcast, we revisit our work on investor and earnings sentiment, which we’ve been watching closely post Labor Day, offer a few thoughts on earnings season which officially got underway last week, and offer some new thoughts on supply chains. Four big things you need to know: First, individual investor sentiment may be starting to recover, after turning deeply bearish last month. Second, earnings sentiment has continued to deteriorate for the S&P 500, but may soon bottom in Industrials and Materials, supporting the idea that much of the pain from supply chain pressures may already be baked into those sectors. Third, 3Q21 reporting season is off to a good enough start in terms of the stats, and the commentary from companies has also continued to emphasize strong underlying demand. Fourth, we see other glimmers of hope – in data – on supply chains beyond the recent decline in freight costs that has captured investors' attention.

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Lori Calvasina

Lori Calvasina
Managing Director & Head of U.S. Equity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets

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