“The market is waiting to see the earnings because that is your first catalyst in the market that can possibly dispel the slower-than-expected growth that the market is anticipating. The market is very split today. People are just looking for reasons to own some things and reasons to sell others.”
“The market is now focusing back on earnings. We're almost through the earnings season, but it's disappointing, so the markets are going to muddle around here. We still might make a moderate recovery high in the rally then we're going to go back into the trading range and get through the next couple of months.”
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“In addition, the earnings from securities purchased in 2005 and the first quarter of 2006 added to profitability, but slowed growth in the net interest margin. We continue to employ hedging strategies to protect net interest income should short-term interest rates decline.”