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Is the stock market ignoring one of the most important risks of 2017? – MarketWatch

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After the volatility of the political atmosphere in 2016, the stock market is looking shockingly good. However, this could be due to the fact that business owners and stock traders have yet to adjust to the many new outcomes of the 2016 election, including an entirely redefined federal government as implemented by Donald Trump.

Is the stock market ignoring one of the most important risks of 2017? – MarketWatch

The ‘January effect’ for stock markets is fading: Goldman – CNBC

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The “January effect” for stock markets may be fading. When the stock market rolls into the new year it can be kind of unpredictable but the forecast is on the rise. January of 2016 was very rough for U.S. and European equity markets. As stocks begin to rise you may see another decrease in summer where stocks are generally weaker.

Key Takeaways:

  • U.S. and U.K. equity indexes holding near record highs, a brighter earnings outlook and rising forecasts for economic growth have all spurred talk of the “January effect,” or the notion that the first month of the year is always bullish for stocks.
  • Data suggests otherwise. A Goldman Sachs analysis of returns since 1999 noted that the January effect has faded compared to a longer history going back to 1974.
  • Since 1999 the data shows average performance for January has been -0.5 percent against +0.2 percent for all months, relegating the “January effect” to the status of market folklore.

“2016 was a particularly rough January for U.S. and European equity markets which suffered one of their worst starts to a calendar year on record.”

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/06/the-january-effect-for-stock-markets-is-fading-goldman.html

The stock market is about to do something for the first time since 1982 — and it’s bullish – Business Insider

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This year, the S&P 500, along with stock markets in general, had a very unstable and up-and-down type of year. However, certain trends are pointing to the fact that the markets may be starting to look up, as trends shown in the stock graphs and patterns are looking to a bullish end.

The stock market is about to do something for the first time since 1982 — and it’s bullish – Business Insider

Billionaire Buffett says he caps spending at McDonald’s on stock market’s down days – MarketWatch

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Ever have those weeks where you been spending a little to much or an unexpected expense comes along and you have to slow down spending or not go to your favorite hot spot? Well the trailer for “Becoming Warren Buffett” is out and he talks about how he cuts spending especially at McDonald`s on down days for stocks.

Key Takeaways:

  • The trailer for “Becoming Warren Buffett” has arrived, and it features the Oracle of Omaha talking about cutting back his spending when stocks are falling.
  • The storied investor says he opts for cheaper McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches on down days for stocks, though this could just be a case of dry Midwestern humor.
  • “Becoming Warren Buffett” is a documentary that is slated to premiere Jan. 30 on Time Warner’s HBO.

“The trailer for “Becoming Warren Buffett” has arrived, and it features the Oracle of Omaha talking about cutting back his spending when stocks are falling.”

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/billionaire-buffett-says-he-caps-spending-at-mcdonalds-on-stock-markets-down-days-2017-01-05