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.

Make better investment decisions with our stock market predictions.


Buy Dividend Stocks During the Market’s Timeout

The major uptrend, dating from Mar. 9, 2009, is still intact, and so far, I've detected no evidence that would point to a big downturn in the offing. Read Article

How the U.S. Dollar and Interest Rates Are Shaping the Market

To understand why stocks and other assets have been difficult in 2015, we must understand the dynamics in interest rates and the U.S. dollar. Read Article

How to Go Bargain Hunting in This Market

Look to buy your favorite stocks at least 10% below Tuesday's close. Read Article

Beware of a False Breakout

A decline below important support indicates there are not enough buyers to reverse the recent decline. Read Article

What’s Right or Wrong With the Economy?

Many market indices have set new records, and the Nasdaq finally crossed 5000 again last week. Read Article

These Energy Stocks Ask, ‘What Russian Sanctions?’

There's been a flurry of deals in Russia lately. Maybe the sanctions aren't so bad after all and it's time to buy Russian energy stocks. Read Article

What Happened to Oil Prices and the Middle Eastern Put?

People aren't talking about it now, but it's only a matter of time before new unrest in the Middle East triggers a jump in oil prices. Read Article

The Dow Number to Watch Today

A close below this level would result in a much weaker near-term situation. Read Article

Boring Stocks May be the Way to Go

While few techs appear to be good buys, there are some excellent prospects elsewhere. Read Article

Time to Play Defense

The Dow will most likely test its 50-day moving average. Read Article

Where to Invest With the Nasdaq Over 5K

The Nasdaq has matured since the last time the Nasdaq reached above 5,000 in 1999, and there is still room to grow. One industry will push the Nasdaq to higher highs, and two regions present attractive investing opportunities. Read Article

What to Expect From Gold After Its Bottom

Investors starting in the gold market now will be quite happy because they are starting at a bottom. However, those who have been invested in gold for many years have a lot of lost ground to recover. Read Article

4 Reasons the Nasdaq 5K Won’t Last

The financial media echo chamber is reverberating with calls about how the Nasdaq Composite is ready to build on its high of 5,000 it achieved this week. Don't believe the hype. Read Article

Why Offshore Energy Stocks Still Aren’t a Buy

Offshore energy stocks such as Transcoean and Diamond Offshore are well off of their highs, but the risks remain high. Read Article

8 Reports Indicating the Health of the U.S. Economy

The low interest rate environment is set to persist for the foreseeable future as pockets within the U.S. economy that remain weak, namely housing and wage growth. Read Article

Stay Nimble in This Overbought Market

Pay attention to Bollinger Bands to time short-term trades. Read Article

Janet Yellen – Last Week’s Economic News Highlight

The highlight of last week belonged to Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, who continues to try to protect the Fed's flexibility when it comes to the timing of a change in policy. Read Article

Nasdaq Hits 5,000, Should You Buy?

The Nasdaq ran to a 15-year high while the other indices inch ahead. Read Article

Warren Buffett Says a Successor Has Been Picked

Warren Buffett said his successor has been anointed and reaffirmed his beliefs and guiding principles in his annual letter to shareholders. Read Article