Stocks and Markets
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A bleak economic outlook from the Federal Reserve and fears of a resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic in the U. S. weighed on stock prices last week.
The reopening trade was in full swing last week on signs of a rapid economic recovery from mandated shutdowns. The strong May jobs report was the highlight.
The lockdown-relief rally extended into the early part of last week. The rally was, however, partly undone by rising tensions between the U. S. and China.
Stocks rallied on encouraging coronavirus vaccine trial data and rising expectations of a rebound in economic activity. Transportation stocks thrived.
Cautious comments from Dr. Fauci and Mr. Powell dampened the optimism of a quick economic recovery last week. Healthcare stocks fared well in this setting.
The stock market returned to focus on earnings reports during the week ending May 8.
Risk-on trades flourished in the early part of the week. This rally, however, started to unravel by the end.
Should I invest in international stocks in 2020? This is a common question on investor’s minds after U. S. stocks fared better than international stocks in 2019. In this post, I compare the valuation of stocks and prospects for growth in the U. S. versus those in international markets. I also analyze the potential for changes in currency… Read More »
Although earnings stagnated in 2019, US stocks surged over 30% as valuation metrics increased. Will rising valuation metrics trip stocks? What is AlphaProfit’s US stock market forecast for 2020?
Earnings reports are an important factor affecting stock prices. The S&P 500 quarterly earnings parade starts in a few weeks. How is the 2nd quarter earnings outlook shaping up for different sectors and stocks? The S&P 500 companies are set to report their second-quarter earnings reports in a few weeks. During the first quarter, S&P 500 quarterly earnings… Read More »