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Ten DI Holdings Beat Earnings Estimates by an Average of 3.7%

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So far, July, and the year-to-date for that matter, has been marked by increased market volatility. According to S&P Capital IQ, “Through July 22, the S&P 500 experienced closing price volatility of 1% or more three times this month and 31 times this year, versus a total of 38 days each for calendar years 2014 and 2013.” However, they advise investors “not to sweat” the increased volatility. “Despite the impending initial rate hike, nearly 40% of all rate-tightening cycles since World War II did not precede bear markets. When they did, it was by an average of 13 and 1/2 months.”

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