Editor's Note: Below is a brief excerpt and chart from today's Early Look written by Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough. Click here to learn more.

"... If only the bulls of the 2015 peak warned you that Q415 corporate profits would slow another -540 basis points sequentially (vs. Q3 when they first went negative) to -10.5% year-over-year.


As Darius Dale wrote to our Institutional clients on Friday, you have to go all the way back to the depths of the 2008 Financial Crisis (Q4 08) to find a worse year-over-year decline in US Corporate Profits."

CHART OF THE DAY: Corporate Profits' Worst Decline Since 2008 Financial Crisis - 3 28 Profits Down  Stocks Down Slide 39