Bulls Fret About Corporate Buyers On Sidelines During Earnings Season—-So It Is Rigged!

The stock market’s missing a key participant as the second quarter kicks off with a rout……Corporate America is stuck on the sidelines as the S&P 500 Index plunges to its lowest level since early February. That’s to comply with regulations under which companies refrain from discretionary stock buybacks for about five weeks before reporting earnings through the 48 hours that follow. So, with first-quarter reporting season kicking into high gear in two weeks, companies must sit on their hands while the market fizzles.