Stock Market

Is The Stock Market One Big Sales Pitch?

Stock prices relative to sales are higher than they have ever been this century. SP 500 Price to Sales Ratio Multpl.com This is the time of year when market pundits make their proclamations for the coming year.  Their expectations are usually within one of two categories: that the stock market will return 8% to 10% during the coming year, or ...

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‘Make America Great Again’ ETF, pegged to Trump’s agenda, outperforms the stock market

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Hot stock market outpaced Minnesota stocks in 2017

Last year was a great one for big-stock investors. Not necessarily, however, if you only owned a basket of big ­Minnesota firms. “Minnesota companies have a history of participating, but lagging hot markets,” said Mark Henneman, chief executive of Mairs and Power, the St. Paul-based investment manager. Mairs and Power’s Minnesota-heavy growth fund returned 16 percent last year and a ...

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Kudlow: Why the stock market’s record highs are partly a ‘Bannon is gone’ rally

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How good the stock market under Trump really is, in one chart

By Ryan Struyk and Sam Petulla, CNN Updated 5:30 PM ET, Fri January 5, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)President Donald Trump has spared no opportunity to brag about the surging stock market in recent days. He has a point. It took the market almost 100 years to ...

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‘Melt-up’ coinage could signal last hurrah for US stock market

Welcome to the world of “melt-up”, a phrase we could be hearing a lot in coming months. It describes the idea that the US stock market, despite currently looking absurdly expensive by traditional yardsticks, could be set for one last euphoric hurrah before the inevitable crash happens. There are a couple of reasons why the “melt-up” theory may not be ...

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California Marijuana Legalization Is Already Bringing Billions to Stock Market

California’s legal pot market is rolling out with a bang. Nearly $2 billion has been invested in the stock market since California’s January 1 statewide marijuana legalization, and shares of companies producing, distributing or selling marijuana soared on Tuesday, Fortune reported. Seven major cannabis-related firms, mostly based in Canada, saw a $1.7 billion increase in value for their stocks—Canopy Growth shares ...

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Can the stock market bull keep raging in 2018?

Stocks had a phenomenal year in 2017. 2017 is now over. So what comes next for the market? Well, if the first trading day of 2018 is any indication, things look promising. The Dow quickly leaped to a triple-digit point gain Tuesday morning. And many experts are predicting another solid year for U.S. stocks in 2018, albeit not as strong ...

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A Big Year for the Stock Market

At over 3,00 days and counting, this bull market has been one of the longest on record. It started in March 2009, fueled by the belief that aggressive policies by the Federal Reserve would halt the stock market’s fall. It’s been rising ever since, propelled by gushers of money looking for rich returns. According to data from Edward Yardeni, the ...

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Stock Market And Economic Outlook For 2018

Typically this time of year, we start to see the contrarians and the “doom and gloomers” come out of the woodwork. There are usually a number of articles with negative theses about why the market will crash in the upcoming year. There are usually more negative articles this time of year than snow in the Great Lakes area. The negative ...

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