Real Estate, Stock Market, Business and Economic U.S. Market Trends in 2018

At FAS CPA & Consultants we are committed to bring extra value to our current and prospective clients. This year, we are including a new feature in our blogs – quarterly reports to investigate, digest and present the economic, investment and real estate market trends in 2018. If you haven’t yet subscribed, now would be a… Please follow and like us:

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With tax cuts boosting consumer spending, the U.S. is poised for another good year

Stocks have just accomplished a Houdini – scorching to record highs while escaping volatility. The S&P 500, which accounts for 80 percent of the value of publicly traded U.S. companies, just scored an unprecedented 14 consecutive monthly gains. Investment professionals will tell ordinary folks a year like 2017 simply can’t repeat. Gains will slow or the… Please follow and like us:

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The Next Bear Market Around The Corner?

By TimeMoney.com Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues JoaquinAranoa / Pixabay With the S&P 500’s total return positive for 14 months, some investors don’t think a bear market is… 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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Jamie Dimon: Blockchain is real; Fannie Must Be Protected From Politics

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the SALT deduction, President Trump, bitcoin, the outlook for M&A and Federal Reserve policy.  Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet,… Please follow and like us:

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BoA: Cash Levels Show Market Sentiment Remains Subdued

Even though equity markets around the world continue to march higher, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon, it seems investors would still instead invest in bonds. According to the latest issue of Bank of America’s Flow Show Report, during the first week of January, investors withdrew $4.5 billion from equity funds ($3.9 billion… Please follow and like us:

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Automation Growth Just Starting As Our Robot Overlords Further Integrate Into Every Day Life

When Sanford Bernstein’s Jay Huang looks back at 2017, he doesn’t see the oddest political wrangling accompanied by surreal market environments. He appears more awed by the pace of automation trends, particularly integrating into human business processes. There is no cliff for automation stocks, he asserts in a January 4 report on Asian Industrial Technology. There… 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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The Bulls Return: Brent Crude Could Hit $70, Says Morgan Stanley

With Brent Crude oil driving higher on Wednesday — up nearly $1 and trading at $67.59 in early afternoon New York trading – Morgan Stanley analysts Martijn Rats and Amy Sergeant point out that European refining margins have weakened recently. This is creating a negative correlation, where refining stocks head lower as the underlying product, Brent… Please follow and like us:

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What can Qualcomm do to fend off Broadcom?

When Broadcom proposed ousting Qualcomm’s board of directors on Dec. 4, it set in motion a high-stakes chess match for control of San Diego’s most iconic technology company. The outcome could reverberate not only locally, but throughout the tech industry — possibly changing the landscape for firms such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Intel. Qualcomm invented… Please follow and like us:

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World markets ring in 2018 on mixed note

Global stock markets greeted 2018 on Tuesday in mixed fashion, despite a raft of bright manufacturing surveys, with many investors away for extended holidays. Asian stocks mostly kicked off the year with gains, fuelled by strong data, improving corporate profits and hopes that US President Donald Trump’s tax cuts will fire US and world growth. Sentiment… 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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Speculative bounceback stocks for 2018: GE and Navient

Please hold. T WASHINGTON, December 29, 2017: Following up on my previous column here are a few more stocks I’d have to label as speculative bounceback stocks. Our previous list included generally well-known, stable companies that might be safer and more reliable bets for a decent bounce back up in early 2018. Read also: Year end… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin Is an Implausible Currency

Is bitcoin money, or a payment system? Mounds, or Almond Joy? Great taste, or less filling? If bitcoin is good at both those jobs, then it’s probably got a bright future. If it’s good at neither of them … well, farewell, bitcoin, we hardly knew ye. In a previous column I tackled the question of whether… Please follow and like us:

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Morgan Stanley Quants: Volatility Ahead, FAANG Could Fall Much Further

Has the love affair with FAANG stocks ended? Just as Bank of America Merrill Lynch was pointing out that technology stocks started to become a crowded trade, along comes Morgan Stanley analysis that breaks down the beta factor performance models. In short, they see volatility ahead — which can disrupt existing momentum trades. When looking at… Please follow and like us:

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