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.

10 Biggest Mergers and Acquisitions of 2014

Mergers and acquisitions had a big year in 2014. Here's a look back at the ten biggest M&A deals of 2014. Read Article

Expect More High-Volatility Days in This Uncertain Market

We could see an adjustment to last week's advance that would close the Nasdaq's gap. Read Article

7 Biggest Investment Opportunities of 2015

Here are a host of positive economic developments worth highlighting as we enter 2015, and related investment opportunities worth exploring. Read Article

Where Gold Prices Could Go in 2015

Gold prices have been less than thrilling of late, even with the push off of November's lows, but things could be looking up for next year. Read Article

5 Steps to Take Before Reacting to a Selloff

This five-step system will make sure you're fully prepared for any volatility that could come your way before you make any sudden moves. Read Article

Steer Clear of Today’s Unusually High-Risk Market

End-of-the-year volatility and quadruple witching make this a highly charged environment. Read Article

This Could be a Bull Trap of Super Proportions

Wednesday's tape action was unusually strong, but a bear may be lurking. Read Article

Look for the S&P 500 to Test This Number

Following Tuesday's high-volume decline, a 50% Fibonacci retracement is likely. Read Article

Falling Oil Prices: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When the market does eventually figure the oil issue out, and I firmly believe this will be the case, the upside for all non-energy related asset classes will be significant. Read Article

Cheaper Oil Is the Best for U.S. Consumers

The decline in oil prices is a net positive for the U.S. and world economy and should be pushing stocks higher Read Article

3 Pros and Cons of Following Stock Market Trends

By examining the pros and cons of trend-following, we can be better prepared to capitalize on its strengths and avoid its weaknesses. Read Article

Will the Dow Indices Break Down or Bounce?

The industrials and transports are at critical support areas. Read Article

Shinzo Abe’s Win Doesn’t Mean Much for Japanese Stocks

Shinzo Abe won his snap election, but four more years of Abenomics won't fix fix Japan's demographic problems. Read Article

Attention Traders: Sell Into Rallies and Get Liquid

December is off to a bad start, and the technicals point to more short-term weakness. Read Article

What to Know About Falling Oil Prices

The U.S. economy is certainly doing better, with the picture improving on the margin as a result of the falling oil prices. Read Article

Bottom in Oil Prices? Think Again

There is no evidence on the charts that the selling will abate. Read Article

HOG: Will Greece Kill Harley-Davidson’s Trend?

Harley-Davidson Inc recently announced a new bike, the Livewire, but troubles in Greece could derail HOG stock's potential. Read Article

Head-and-Shoulders Breakdown Signals More Declines

Although most charts have a bearish tone, one is of particular technical interest. Read Article

Play It Safe for Now

If small and mid caps break out, we will have plenty of time to jump on board. Read Article

How China Impacts Tech Stocks, and Why They’ll Rise in 2015

The coming year in cooling-off China is looking good for Microsoft, Cisco, Qualcomm, IBM and other companies stung in the past by Chinese government decrees Read Article