The Stock Market Is Looking Bullish – So Why Don’t Americans Agree?

Expectations of higher stock prices fell in May, according to the Fed’s consumer expectations survey. Consumers see a mean probability of less than 50% that stock prices will be higher a year from now. Consumer sentiment about the stock market is dipping as analyst sentiment grows stronger. When the U.S. stock market started to rebound […]

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You’ll Regret Betting Big on Another Titanic Oil Price Rally

Goldman Sachs expects Brent crude oil to fall more than 10% from current levels. An uncertain global economic recovery is complicating the outlook for energy markets. Investors betting big on shale stocks are going to get burned. The oil price rally is about to run out of… well, gas. That’s true even after OPEC+ announced […]

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The Fed Rescued Stocks from a Bear Market – But Bulls Won’t Like What Comes Next

Investors have learned by experience that it’s dangerous to “fight the Fed.” Since March’s promise of unlimited spending, the stock market has reversed its free fall with a strong rally. A shift in Federal Reserve buying trends suggests that the stock market has little upside left – and a potential drop ahead. “Don’t fight the […]

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Warren Buffett Should Follow His Own Advice – He’d Be $81 Billion Richer

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has underperformed the broader stock market for a decade. If he followed his own advice and just bought an S&p 500 tracker fund, he’d be $81 billion richer. In fact, he’d be the richest man on the planet. It’s been a rough year for Warren Buffett. The March sell-off wiped out […]

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Dow Stumbles as Wall Street Debates the Case for Negative Rates

The Dow Jones stumbled on Thursday after another dire jobless claims report. Speculative trading is dominating retail investment platforms, while seasoned stock market investors sit on the sidelines. The Federal Reserve may discuss negative rates this month. The Dow Jones went nowhere on Thursday after another miserable jobless claims report snapped the U.S. stock market’s […]

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The Dow Won’t Stop Rallying Because Wall Street Is Impervious to Pain

The Dow Jones scored its third straight daily gain on Thursday. Awful economic data releases continue to create no headwinds for a buoyant U.S. stock market. Dow bulls are banking on a big third quarter, with little margin for error. Dow bulls ignored another wave of titanic unemployment claims and a downward revision to U.S. […]

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Bizarre Stock Market Rally Leaves Wall Street’s Best Billionaires Dumbfounded

Wall Street billionaires have little intention of re-entering the stock market despite its strong rally. Carl Icahn’s failed $1.5 billion bet on Hertz shows why billionaires are cautious. Big cash-buffer at a time like this is necessary to rescue struggling businesses. Carl Icahn is the latest billionaire to be on the wrong side of the […]

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Stop Waiting for Another Stock Market Correction. Do This Instead.

Investors are patiently waiting on the sidelines for another downturn so they can buy stocks cheaper. What if it the correction never comes and the stock market goes back to all-time highs? Smart investors should at least consider the fact that we really are back in a bull market for stocks. Everyone is waiting for […]

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U.S. Stock Market Rattled as Millions of Jobs are Permanently Dead

Total unemployment claims in the U.S. since March total 36 million, with China exceeding 50 million and U.K. projected to see 12 million. Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom says 42% of lost jobs will not be restored. The U.S. stock market risks a deep pullback as investors fail to consider worse outcomes of the pandemic. Unemployment […]

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