BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Earnings season is the driving force for Mr. Market this week, as Wall Street gets pleasantly surprised by better-than-expected profit numbers. Investors came into this earnings season with horrible expectations - earnings estimates had been revised down significantly since March, to the point where Wall Street was expecting earnings to actually decline for the second quarter. So far, that hasn't happened.Instead, earnings have proven to be a solid catalyst for the orderly rally in the S&P 500 that's been shaping up right under anxious investors' noses.
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