The U.S. equity markets have had a number of negative influences over the past several days leading to significant volatility, most notably from the turmoil and looming debt deadlines in Greece, the troubling declines in the Chinese equity markets, and just recently, the technology issues that shut down the NYSE for more than three hours here at home. However, all of these forces may soon take a back seat as companies begin reporting second quarter earnings this week. These earnings reports will give investors their best view of how all of these outside influences are truly impacting the companies that they own and will allow management the opportunity to give guidance for the months to come. We will continue to keep you informed as earnings season progresses. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.