Merrill: Managers Expect Stock Peak in ‘2019 or Beyond’

Global investors raised their allocation to equities to net 55% overweight in January, a two-year high, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch fund manager survey. Allocation to bonds fell to a four-year low of net 67% underweight. Investors in January were the most overweight equities relative to government bonds since August 2014, Merrill… Please follow and like us:

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Bull Market Should Run Another 3 Years: Goldman

Goldman Sachs says the bull market in U.S. stocks should continue for another three years. In its latest market outlook, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist David Kostin is forecasting a 15% gain in the S&P 500 over that period with a target of 3,100 by the end of 2020 and a 7% gain in the index this… Please follow and like us:

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Dow hits 25,000 points for 1st time on US hiring data

The Dow shot above 25,000 points for the first time Thursday as strong US private-sector hiring data extended a stocks rally already boosted by the recent US tax reform. US stocks opened 2018 in full-throttle bull market mode, bidding stocks up and continuing the succession of records seen last year, especially following the massive tax cut… Please follow and like us:

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Stock market up 25 percent in 2017. Gains to continue in 2018?

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2018: The value of the U.S. stock market as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has increased more than 25 percent in 2017. As 2018 begins, it looks very much like the bull market will continue, possibly posting a yearly gain possibly similar to that of the year just concluded. Although analysts… Please follow and like us:

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Innovative Securities: Higher Risks May Come in 2018

Innovative Securities: Higher Risks May Come in 2018 BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – We are living in the decade of bullish markets. Because of record returns (and low interest rates) retail money floods the market. What could next year hold for the investors after all this? Innovative Securities’ prognosis tries to answer. In 2017,… Please follow and like us:

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Trump economy: False predictions from the left

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Since the day Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016, the Dow Jones industrial average has risen by some 35 percent, making the last 14 months one of the greatest bull market runs in history. Some $6 trillion of wealth has been created for Americans – which is very good news for the 55… Please follow and like us:

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Goldman: Investor Animal Spirits Will Continue To Drive Stocks

As 2017 draws to a close, Goldman Sachs’ Top of Mind research newsletter takes a look back at the trends that have shaped this year in its December issue. The continued bull market has been one of the stand-out trends of 2017. Heading into the year, few analysts were predicting further gains, as President Trump’s mixed… Please follow and like us:

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Asia markets swing as traders focus on Fed meeting

Asian markets swung in and out of positive territory on Wednesday as investors brushed off another record close on Wall Street and looked ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Dow and S&P 500 clocked up another day of all-time highs, lifted by financials ahead of an expected interest rate hike by the Fed,… Please follow and like us:

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BoA: Wall Street Sell Side Indicator Indicates Gains Of 13% For S&P 500

One of the tools analysts at Bank of America use to try and gauge market sentiment through data is the bank’s Sell Side Indicator. This indicator is a compilation of asset allocation recommendations from Wall Street analysts. To arrive at the final figure, BoA’s analysts use the simple average of the recommended equity weighting for each… Please follow and like us:

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Biggest Crash Ever Is (Probably) Coming by 2020: Harry Dent

Brace yourself for the most devastating market crash ever in “the greatest political and economic revolution since the advent of democracy.” That’s the dire alert from colorful, controversial prognosticator Harry S. Dent Jr., in an interview with ThinkAdvisor. Dent, who chiefly uses demographic cycles to forecast the economy and markets, correctly predicted Japan’s 1989 economic collapse,… Please follow and like us:

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Morgan Stanley: When Will The Bull Market End?

Trying to predict the end of economic cycles isn’t an easy game, but analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that they have some idea as to the date of the current bull market end. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read… Please follow and like us:

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Dow soars as Wall Street bears retreat to their caves

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2017 – After days of battering by resurgent bears, Wall Street’s bulls have returned, at least for the day. The rampaging bears are heading back to their caves to hibernate this morning, as the Dow rockets ahead for a 200 point gain (+.83 percent) as of Thursday noon, ET. Other major averages are… Please follow and like us:

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After Bitcoin Futures Launched, Goldman Says Price Headed Higher, New Hedge Fund Launches

It wasn’t that long ago that Goldman Sachs was watching the $4,827 level on Bitcoin USD, predicting a bull market. This was before exchange heavyweight CMEGroup and Terry Duffy piled into what was declared an asset that could be “tamed.” In announcing the launch of Bitcoin futures, a move juxtaposed to that of JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon,… Please follow and like us:

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4 Warning Signs Investors Shouldn’t Ignore

A clear and undeniable warning sign of market madness to come presaged “Black Monday,” the calamitous, if now somewhat off-the-radar, crash of Oct. 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 22%. It was the largest single-day drop in Wall Street history. Alas, the powerful message of a terrifying four hours in the market nine… Please follow and like us:

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Equities slump as investors lock in gains

Equities slumped on Monday as investors cashed out to lock in gains from October’s bullish market and a batch of listed companies delayed the release of their third quarter earnings reports, said experts. The Shanghai Composite Index fell by as much as 1.7 percent on Monday morning and closed the day with a 0.77 percent decline… Please follow and like us:

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