The fourth-quarter earnings season is about 80 per cent complete, which gives Goldman Sachs strategists the green light for looking at 2014. They figure there are four things to watch for:
1. Improving U.S. economic growth – 3.1 per cent in 2014 and 3.2 per cent in 2015 – should translate into better sales growth. They estimate 6 per cent growth, year-over-year.