As Q1 earnings season kicks off, the overall tone is more bearish than usual and negative...

|By:, SA News Editor

As Q1 earnings season kicks off, the overall tone is more bearish than usual and negative company warnings have outpaced positive revisions nearly five-to-one. Earnings growth is expected to gain by just 1.6%, compared to 6.2% last quarter. The negative warnings are also higher than usual - with 108 negative revisions for S&P 500 companies. When compared to the 23 positive revisions, it is the worst pace in 12 years.