Stock Market

Is Trump’s post-election stock market rally so remarkable?

President Donald Trump is eager to tweet about the stock market, telling his followers the SP 500’s rise reflects “great confidence” in his administration. But is the rally in the first year following his election win one for the record books?  Yes and no, according to an analysis of the stock market’s performance at the first-year election anniversaries of U.S. ...

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7 Reasons Clinton’s Stock Market Would Also Be Hitting Records

President Trump has touted that one of his major accomplishments is the strength of the US stock markets. They have done well since he was elected with the Dow up 19%, the SP 500 up 16%, the NASDAQ up 26% and the Russell 2000 up 9%. This article explores seven reasons why these markets could have also done very well ...

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One year later, here’s how the Trump stock market rally compares with those of past presidents

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How to ride the red-hot stock market into 2018

Normally, when certain stock market sectors are flying high, it’s not a good idea to buy in. Tried and true investing wisdom generally holds that hot stocks probably won’t be hot for long. That’s because of the statistical principle of reversion to the mean: A stock’s performance in the near future is much more likely to resemble its long-term past ...

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Trump: Stock market record high ‘because of me’

As President Donald Trump begins his marathon trip to Asia, he is taking credit for record highs in the U.S. stock market and rejecting suggestions that China’s president is the one who is now coming from a position of strength. “Highest stock market in history,” the president told reporters on Air Force One Saturday en route to Asia. “Lowest unemployment ...

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I Took All My Money Out of the Stock Market and It Feels Amazing

Do I think the stock market is about to crash? Am I afraid that with Donald Trump at the helm of our ship of state the economy is at risk of going down like the Titanic? Sure, that could happen. But that’s not why I took my dough off the table. Back in the early 1980s, I inherited $50,000. At ...

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Wall Street titan Jeff Vinik says there’s still money to be made in the stock market

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After the Fed’s great unwind begins, the stock market yawns

The first month is in the books for the Federal Reserve’s yearslong process of pulling the plug on its bond-purchase program, and markets took things in stride. It’s a massive undertaking for the Fed, whose investment portfolio swelled to nearly $4.5 trillion. Economists credit the program with helping push U.S. stock funds to returns of more than 300 percent since ...

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Stock market poised for a ‘melt-up’ as it begins strongest months of the year

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Global quantitative easing has driven the stock market to new highs …

Reuters / Brendan McDermid Concerted balance-sheet expansion by central banks around the world is the root cause of stock-market gains during the 8-1/2-year bull market, says Cantor Fitzgerald’s Peter Cecchini. That global quantitative easing has been crucial in supporting earnings growth and helping economic expansion worldwide. Now that the Federal Reserve is planning to unwind its massive balance sheet, investors ...

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