Market Outlook

stock market outlook and predictionsPredicting the future is no easy task but our experts still do their best to predict the future of the market. By analyzing historical trends and current data, our experts offer their outlook on the market and the various impacts a specific event might have.

Whether it is a new IPO or a newly offered dividend, our experts identify factors that could shape the future of the economy and give advice on how to take advantage of each situation.

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If Europe Disappoints, Look Out Below

The market has already discounted a 50 billion euro monthly bond-buying program. Read Article

2015 SOTU: 3 Stock Market Takeaways

Obama discussed quite a bit in the 2015 State of the Union address, but what are the implications on the stock market? Here are 3 takeaways. Read Article

American Deflategate: 5 Reasons to Fear Deflation

There's little policymakers can do to arrest falling prices, so if a deflategate hits the economy, the damage will be immense. Read Article

The Latest Reports Point to Continued Economic Health

The U.S. economy continues to show strength through retail sales, business inventories, Producer and Consumer Price Indices, unemployment and industrial production. Read Article

Expect Rock-Bottom Interest Rates Everywhere in 2015

As long as the stock market continues to yield more than most Treasury securities, it will catch itself because there's no lack of yield-hungry investors that will snap up stocks with attractive dividend yields. Read Article

Know What the Latest Strong Labor Report Means

Despite all this volatility, both the Dow and S&P 500 are less than 5% below their all-time highs. Read Article

The Rally From Chinese Stocks Just Hit a Roadblock

Chinese stocks were on fire last year, but the one thing fanning those flames was just taken out of the equation... margin trading rules that weren't well enforced. Read Article

Taking on Market Enemy No. 1 Is Pure Folly

As uncertainty abounds, there is only one safe course of action. Read Article

Don’t Shop for Retail Stocks With Poor Sales, Earnings

The retail sales report seems to indicate a disconnect between the consumer saving money at the pump but not putting those savings into spending over the holiday season. Read Article

This Week in Stocks: The Swiss, the Eurozone and Earnings

The Swiss franc stirred Europe’s market pot, oil prices swirled toward a bottom and earnings showed us a thing or two, too. Read Article

Here Are Signs of Recovery for Oil Prices

The market is slowly becoming a two-way street instead of a one-way chute into the abyss. This is how disastrous market declines eventually end. Read Article

How Long Can Gold Prices Keep Rising?

Gold prices have quietly turned bullish over the past several weeks, even though all clues point to bearishness. Should we heed the defiant move as a clue of what's coming? Read Article

Will Lower Oil Mean Higher Q4 Earnings?

With Q4 earnings season upon us, better-than-expected gains from companies based partly or mostly on lower oil prices may be just the salve the market needs to regain some traction. Read Article

Expect a Full-Blown Correction if This Line Breaks

The focus is now on the 200-day moving averages of the major indices. Read Article

5 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Is Far From Over

As pundits pull their hair out over what the global economy is doing, the intelligent investor stays happily invested in the bull market run of a lifetime. Read Article

Defensive Investments Go ‘Exponential’

Bonds and utilities have broken above their bullish resistance lines. Read Article

Low Oil Prices Are the Biggest Risk to Banks Right Now

Without accelerating growth or rising interest rates, we think the odds are stacked against the financial sector this earnings season because of low oil prices. Read Article

What Do Rising Auto Delinquencies Mean?

Since 2007, the auto loan delinquency rate has been as low as 0.86% in Q2 2012 and as high as 1.59% in Q4 2008. Read Article

Unusual Technical Event Warns a Top May be Forming

Tuesday's "outside reversal" was emotionally rattling and could have bigger implications. See my Daily Market Outlook. Read Article

Bank Stocks – Dividend Hikes at Risk From Falling Oil Prices

Bank stocks were set to get a pick up from dividend hikes this year, but loan exposure to the energy sector is making regulators nervous. Read Article