BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Earnings season is drawing to a close - that should help to yank some of the headline risk out of the stock market for the next month or two. And it's setting the stage for upside for the rest of the summer.
Over the course of this rally, earnings seasons have been a chance for the market to hold its breath. That's not hugely surprising; after all, this has been one of the most-hated equity rallies in history, so it makes sense that investors have braced for a smack-down each quarter during earnings.
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