Daily News: January 13, 2015

WSJ: Oil Prices, Strong Dollar to ‘Pinch’ Earnings Season

The Journal reported investors are bracing for the softest U.S. profit growth in years, pinched by collapsing oil prices and a strong dollar.

The Journal notes that over the past few months, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 have carved out new record highs, while suffering frequent setbacks.

The Journal said, based on a confidential memo Morgan Stanley recently sent to clients, some prominent hedge funds are cutting back their exposure to stocks and reducing their use of borrowed money to amplify their bets.

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