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.


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

Medical Marijuana Goes to Market in Canada

In the last nine months, the medical marijuana industry in Canada has experienced a paradigm shift that was years in the making. The Canadian government changed the way it grants and distributes licenses for production of medical Cannabis. Read Article

The Pros and Cons of Lower Oil Prices

Lower oil prices mean lower profits for oil companies and exploration and production (or E&P) companies. However, lower oil prices could also mean higher profits for a host of companies. Read Article

Fracking Investment Opportunities While Oil Prices Are Down

Oil's price decline is going to be rather short-lived, but overall, lower pricing is going to be a common occurrence going forward because the U.S. has so many reserves in the ground. Read Article

Asset Allocation Moves to Make for 2015  

Asset allocation changes for 2015 means moving out of growth stocks and into conservative value-oriented mutual funds. Read Article

5 Lessons Learned for Investing in 2015

Here are some of the pearls of wisdom that come to mind when I analyzed the market, economy and investor psychology from the past year. Read Article

What to Buy and Sell in a Dynamic Market

Keep buying blue-chip stocks with generous dividends, such as HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (HSBC) and Nestle (NSRGY), and exit Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund Inc (UTF). Read Article

Best and Worst Dow Stocks for 2015  

The best Dow stocks for 2015 will be consumer driven. The worst is an old tech name that refuses to innovate. Read Article

Sidelines Are Safest Until the Whipsaws End

New purchases should be avoided by most until the market calms down. Read Article