Can the market get any crazier? Sometimes one wonders. After a brief respite, it was wildly volatile again last week. Tech stocks got slammed and the
swooned. What does the future hold? More trouble, or a return to the bull market path? As ever, we'll focus our coverage on finding the answer to that all-important question.
With the quarter-end comes the highly anticipated earnings season. While
and his fellow
heads will try to grab the spotlight, market attention will most certainly start to focus on corporate profits. By most accounts, the numbers should look strong. But in the current environment, forward-looking thoughts will be more important than ever. Our staff of reporters and columnists will be keeping a keen eye on the earnings picture as the season comes into focus.
Sometimes I wonder if this crazy market action stems from the impending tax day. Many investors are grappling with unfamiliar tax issues, and that may have some pulling money out in anticipation of paying off Uncle Sam. In order to help you better understand complex tax situations,
, our resident tax expert, and
Ernst & Young
will host a chat on Tuesday, April 4 at 5 p.m. ET. The chat is free, but you need to register at
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In the meantime, get ready for another exciting week of investing with
L'Etoile du Nord
Dave Kansas is editor-in-chief of TheStreet.com. In keeping with TSC's editorial policy, he doesn't own or short individual stocks, though he owns stock in TheStreet.com. He also doesn't invest in hedge funds or other private investment partnerships. He welcomes your feedback at