Investors' tolerance for disappointment is being severely curtailed by highly valued U.S. companies, 

which is increasing the stakes ahead of next week's expected reports from two more tech

After the S&P 500 (.SPX) saw its first 5% decline of the year, strong results 

Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) on Thursday helped 

 index to its largest weekly gain since early November. The S&P 500 has gained over 24% since

late October and roughly 7% in 2024.However, investors penalized Meta Platforms