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SPX profit margins rolling over

  Q4 earnings season is all but done. With retailers reporting at the end of the earnings season the results are plummeting.  As-reported profit margin has dropped well into the 6s. Here is a plot of as-reported profit margins (green line) and profit margins based on the bullsh*t CFOs use (and CNBC & Wall St Journal use) – appropriately in brown. Notice the cyclicality?  […] Read the rest of this entry »