Meredith Whitney upgraded GS? And that is going to save the market? In the same interview she also said she expects unemployment at 13%, the consumer to suck and mortgages to go further south. How do GS earnings help the rest of the economy, or the rest of the stock market for that matter?
Kernan made some comment about BAC earnings being more important since that would reflect the consumers' position, but I would argue that even that does not matter. The fact is that this rally is not *because* of anything.
The market was oversold, and it rallied. Full stop. This big triple digit day got us back to where, last Tuesday? The bearish technicals are still intact.