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Provided by the Investment Professionals of Frost Investment Advisors | August 15 , 2022

Q2 Earnings; Inflation Peaking; Productivity Slowing; the Risks of Inversion

Better Than Expected: Q2 Earnings

The market rallied off the lows from last quarter, with second-quarter earnings growing 6.7 percent year over year according to FactSet. The season is winding down with over 90% of S&P 500 companies having reported so far. The results have been good considering the amount of negative earnings sentiment going into the summer. Earnings were boosted by surging profits in the energy sector, largely explaining the increase. Earnings excluding energy were down about 4 percent compared to last year.

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