Hanging on Apple’s earnings as the stock market ticks up

In contrast to the last month, it was a good day for the markets today. So I want to do a mini-recap.
All eyes on Apple
First up: Apple is slated to report tomorrow afternoon after the closing bell. Expectations for their earnings report are favourable based primarily on the new iPhone, but also on the new iPad and execution on the Mac.

Some people are saying the market needs this. After a lot of volatility in October, the S&P 500 closed up 1.1% today. But, it still fell 6.9% on the month, the worst showing since September 2011.

And I've seen comparisons between Apple today and RCA in 1929, pre-stock market crash, talking about the fall in RCA in mid-September 1929 as the "warm up move". That's how negative some people are.
This is all about interest rates
I don't see it. Let...

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