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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Here’s Why Sales Growth, Earnings Are Crucial

We are now unquestionably in an increasingly narrow stock-picking market, and the "sweet spot" is moving down the capitalization ladder. Read Article

The Latest Economics Reports Are Mostly Positive

Almost every day a major government agency or private organization releases new information covering the status of some pocket of the economy. Read Article

Is the U.S. Consumer Dead?

U.S. consumers all seem to be spending their extra money on big-ticket items. Read Article

Should You Invest at a Market Top?

When stocks hit new highs, only one of two events can follow: Stocks can either go on to make a new high, or they can decline to some lower level. Read Article

Major Breakout? We Need More Evidence

Volume and breadth point to a bull trap, but we'll need to wait and see. Read Article

Community Bank Stocks: How to Cash in From Banking Reforms

The current bank merger and acquisition wave is in the early stages of what should be a very long cycle for community bank stocks. A double compounding effect will help you cash in. Read Article

Something Doesn’t Smell Quite Right in This Market

The major indices are just shy of their highs, but there are some cautionary signs. Read Article

No, Citigroup, We Won’t See $20 Per Barrel Crude Oil

Some analysts think crude oil is going all the way down to $20 per barrel. But that probably won't happen. Here's why. Read Article

Don’t Worry Too Much About Greece

The new Greek government wants to renegotiate the terms of its bailout, with the resulting uncertainty adding to market turmoil both in Europe as well as worldwide. Read Article

Global Stock Values: Where to Park Your Cash for the Next Five Years

In looking at CAPE data, U.S. stock values are looking pricey. But international stock values are very attractive. Read Article

Is It Time to Take a Risk-On Approach?

Bonds and utilities are being sold as some investors take a more aggressive stance. Read Article

The Dangerous Business of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a high-growth, high-stakes industry that’s well worth watching as both a consumer and an investor. Read Article

Cybersecurity Stocks Are Poised to Reach Full Stride in 2015

The planets have lined up for the cybersecurity industry, and the hack of Sony was the proverbial last straw. Read Article

PEP Stock – 5 Reasons the Future Looks Bright for PepsiCo

PepsiCo is not only poised for both domestic and international growth, but PEP stock is a dependable dividend source as well. Read Article

This Market Is Running Low on Mo-Mo

The lack of follow-through at the end of last week is a troubling sign for the markets ... but it doesn't necessarily spell certain doom. Read Article

Market Close to the Moment of Truth

Wait for a definite signal before making large commitments. Read Article

3 Factors That Drive Gold Prices

Investors who understand what variables are important in moving gold prices will be ready to take advantage when gold breaks out of its downward consolidation pattern -- a pattern than may be ready to break. Read Article

It Might Finally Be Time to Buy Bitcoin

Bitcoin is growing up and becoming a more respectable virtual currency, but it's still not for the faint of heart. Read Article

Mixed Signals, Extreme Volatility Plague Market

While the technical picture is becoming more bullish, the high level of instability is disconcerting. Read Article