"Abby Joseph Cohen" is an United States/American economist and financial analyst on Wall Street. She is a partner and——Senior U.S. investment strategist at Goldman Sachs responsible for leadership of the firm's Global Markets Institute. Prior to that date, she was Chief Investment Strategist. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal.

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It appears that operating earnings per share rose 6 percent to 7 percent in the second quarter, following a similar performance in the first.

If crude prices are near their trough, earnings should start to flatten out and move up.

Such a 'flu shot' is now widely expected and would be unlikely to unsettle investors beyond a transitory period.

We expect 1999 and 2000 to be years of ongoing profit expansion, with better aggregate gains than 1998, which was disappointing.

The principal conclusion is that we expect profit growth to continue through our new forecast horizon.

Investors are recognizing the fundamentals are still terrific, ... Profits are sound, the economy is growing. Inflation is not yet rearing its ugly head.

I think it was more of an excuse. Weakness in Asia just hurts a strong economy a little bit around the edges.

We are pleased that the rest of the world is catching up.

If undertaken, it would be aimed at extending, not ending, the current economic expansion.

The basic conclusion is that 1999-2000 will bring further gains in corporate profits, mild-mannered inflation and a generally favorable outcome for equity prices. Increasing confidence that the economic expansion will continue through our newly-extended forecast horizon encourages a modest upward revision in stock price targets.

We live here in a jungle. I love the country of Israel. I know they have their own problems, but they need to pay attention to us.

Data suggest that economic activity has bottomed and that the worst is now being reported for corporate profits. As such, stock price gains are expected to continue, supported by improvements in corporate performance and mild-mannered inflation and interest rates.

Global investor attention has recently focused on three nations: Russia, Brazil and Venezuela. The direct economic consequences for the United States are quite small.

I think what we had today was a disconnect between the stock market and the economy. The U.S. economy looks great...corporate profits [are] good...inflation and interest rates will be friendly for longer.