Stock Market

U.S. Stock Market in 2015

Lombardi Publishing Corporation was established in 1986 as an investment newsletter providing stock market analysis to its readers. Today, we publish 26 paid-for investment letters, most of which provide stock market direction and individual stock picking analysis.

In 2001, Michael Lombardi started his famous daily economic newsletter Profit Confidential. Written by Lombardi Financial editors who have been offering stock market guidance for years to Lombardi customers, Profit Confidential provides a macro-picture on where the stock market is headed, what sectors are hot, and which sectors to avoid.

Over the years, Michael’s financial commentary and the accuracy of his economic predictions have garnered him global attention, and the confidence of over one million investors in more than 140 countries.

Michael Lombardi has been widely recognized as predicting five major economic events over the past 10 years.

1)      In 2002, he famously told readers to get into gold

2)      Told them to get out of the housing market in 2006

3)      Predicted the recession of late 2007

4)      Warned readers to get out of stocks in the fall of 2007

5)      Advised readers to get back into stocks in March 2009

In 2002, Michael’s Profit Confidential famously advised readers to buy gold-related investments when gold bullion traded under $300.00 an ounce. “I’ve been pushing gold bullion and gold shares for over a year now. Back in January 2002, I personally started buying gold shares.” (As published in Profit Confidential, December 13, 2002.)

In 2006, Profit Confidential “begged” its readers to get out of the housing market years before it plunged. Michael started warnings abut the coming U.S. housing crisis right at the peak of the boom. On August 2, 2006 Michael Lombardi predicted, “I’m getting very worried about the state of the U.S. housing market and its ramifications on the economy. The U.S. could be headed for its first annual decline in home prices on record, adjusted for inflation. And, I really believe this could be a catastrophe for the U.S. economy.”

Michael was also one of the first to predict the U.S. economy would be in a recession by late 2007. On March 22, 2007, he warned, “Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about subprime lenders and how their demise will hurt the U.S. housing market, the economy, and the stock market. There’s no escaping the carnage headed our way because the housing market and subprime business are falling apart. The worst of our problems, because of the easy money made available to borrowers, which fuelled the housing boom that peaked in 2005, has yet to arrive.”

At the same time Michael wrote this, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was quoted as saying, “The worst is over for the U.S. housing market, and there will be no economic spillover effects from the poor housing market.”

Michael Lombardi also warned his readers in advance of the crash in the stock market of 2008. On November 29, 2007, Michael Lombardi predicted, “The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the other major stock market indices finished yesterday with the best two-day showing since 2002. I’m looking at the market really of the past two days as a classic stock market bear trap. As the economy gets closer to contraction, 2008 will likely be a most challenging economic year for America.”

The Dow Jones peaked at 14,279 in October, 2007. A “sucker’s rally” developed in November 2007, which Michael quickly classified as a bear trap for his readers. One year later, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 8,726.

And, Profit Confidential turned bullish on stocks in March of 2009, and rode the bear market rally from a Dow Jones Industrial Average of 6,440 on March 9, 2009.


Stock Market: All Bets Off as Six-Year Trend-Line Now Broken

By Friday, September 4, 2015
Stock MarketFor the second quarter of 2015, companies in key stock indices like the S&P 500 reported a decline of 0.7% in their corporate earnings. This was the first decline in profits since the third quarter of 2012. But what was more alarming was that revenues for the S&P 500 companies plunged 3.4% in the second quarter. For two consecutive.

Is Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) About to Hit $15?

By Friday, September 4, 2015
TwitterTwitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has been going through a tough time this summer, as its stock price forecast has turned sour, several of its product heads have departed, and its rate of user base growth has slowed. Going forward, there are several major concerns regarding financial fundamentals and corporate leadership. On the macro side,.

Cyber Security Stocks: Ashley Madison Hack is Bullish for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP)

By Friday, September 4, 2015
Cyber-Security-StocksThe importance of cyber security continues to grow since the extramarital dating web site Ashley Madison was hacked and its membership information leaked. Both consumers and businesses are starting to feel, rather than simply understand, the shocking vulnerability of digital information. Despite the flood of scandal from the NSA.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS): Spielberg’s DreamWorks to Split from Disney

By Thursday, September 3, 2015
 Walt-DisneyAfter the box office smash Jurassic World, Steven Spielberg reasserted his dominance in Hollywood just before his studio ends its seven year relationship with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). DreamWorks Studios has reportedly raised over $350 million to finance its own movies, although distribution may be handled by other partners..

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX): Billionaire Carl Icahn is Betting Big on Copper Prices

By Thursday, September 3, 2015
Copper PricesIn an era of falling commodities prices, investing in copper doesn’t look like a popular choice. However, billionaire investor Carl Icahn just disclosed an 8.5% stake in copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX). (Source: The Securities and Exchange Commission, last accessed September 2, 2015.) According to a filing.
Sep. 5, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.62%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.19%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

Poll

For the rest of 2015, what's your take on the stock market?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
×
From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
Subject: The $2 Silver Stock Every Investor Should Own!

Read this message