Emerging markets have been in a slump since 2013 and Donald Trump`s Election did not change that. With Trump`s proposal to tariff imports from China and Mexico, which are the U.S. top trading powers scared a lot of investors with fears of a trade war. There is hope this year with low valuations and the potential for mean reversion after years of under performance.
Although the market was volatile in 2016, and the year began without the usual January rally, the 7-year-old bull market proved it could survive everything that happened during the year. The market recovered from its early slump, and then came back from its Brexit reaction. When foreign markets were stunned by the results of the November election, the US stock market showed its resilience.
- When you showed up for work at the beginning of the year, disheveled, unshowered and in quite a mood, our hopes of a January effect .
- In June, once again it seemed that our bull market honeymoon might come to an abrupt end when your buddies in Britain decided they needed space to work through some things and voted to unfriend the European Union.
- when stocks start the year with a rally — were immediately dashed. In short order it was clear that this wasn’t just a mild case of the Mondays.
“Investors who stood by their stocks — the best investing strategy for a volatile market — were rewarded for their patience. By the end of March, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average were behaving as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened.”
Every investor knows the stock market can be tricky and unpredictable at times and 2017 has just begun. As we begin the new year the stock market is looking very expensive but is prices due to fall? P/Es are high and usually point to stock prices lowering but most experts agree P/E reveal little about how the market will move in the near-term.
With a new president brings new hope as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index have risen nearly 6% since Election Day. Hopes that the new president Trump`s platform will boost economic and corporate profit growth. The bulk of these gains are based on Trump`s promises of spending on the nations infrastructure and slashing corporate taxes.
- As investors take the temperature of financial markets in 2017, some Wall Street pros say the “Trump Rally” is entering a new stage: the “show me” phase.
- Stocks, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index have risen nearly 6% since Election Day on hopes that president-elect Donald Trump’s platform will boost economic and corporate profit growth.
- The Dow’s flirtation with, but inability (so far) to reach the 20,000 level may be further evidence of a sentiment shift. Despite coming within 13 points of that milestone on Dec. 20, it has been unable to break through the barrier as investors look for concrete signs that the good news they’ve priced in since Election Day is coming.
“Stocks, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index have risen nearly 6% since Election Day on hopes that president-elect Donald Trump’s platform will boost economic and corporate profit growth.”