For the past few months, it seems like macroeconomic forces such as terror, inflation and interest rates have dominated investment decisions. Hopefully, now that Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee meeting has settled the interest rate question for at least the next six weeks, investors can focus on upcoming second-quarter earnings reports.Unlike trying to handicap what the Fed might do and then divine its impact on the stock market, earnings provide a more immediate influence. And they're ultimately the most important criteria in determining a stock's value.
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