My Five Stock Market Predictions for 2015
Catalysts for Growth in Place for Solid 2015
Admittedly, stock market forecasts can mostly be flimsy attempts to predict what irrational investors do in uncertain times. That doesn’t prevent most pundits from being overly optimistic.
At the end of 2013, I predicted that the U.S. stock markets would continue their bullish ways in 2014. This wasn’t a huge leap when you consider the Federal Reserve hinted it would keep interest rates—the fuel that has been propelling the stock markets steadily higher—near record-lows…. Read More
Global financial crisis 2015: is it really possible? Below you’ll find the answer, as I dive into the global financial crisis causes and what today’s economic events have to say.
Global Financial Crisis Explained…… Read More
It’s only been a few years, but there are already reams and reams of articles and books written about the global financial crisis of 2007–2008. The who, what, why, when, where, and how; the devastating effects; and how we can prevent it from happening again have all been covered.
With 20 central banks indicating they may lower interest rates even further, a world economic slowdown underway, and bellwether copper prices collapsing, U.S. multinational companies (and their stock prices) will not escape the malaise facing the global economy.
Central Banks Concerned Regarding Global Economic Slowdown?
The mainstream media will have you believe central banks across the global economy are slashing their benchmark interest rates. They are right. So far, more than 20 central banks have slashed their benchmark interest rate…. Read More
The U.S. dollar has been on a tear since the summer of 2014, but truth be told, the anti-dollar movement is strong and gaining traction.
For a currency to remain dominant in the global economy, especially for it to be a reserve currency, three factors need to be present: first, the currency has to have widespread use; second, the currency needs to backed by some form of real asset; and most critically, the currency needs to be trusted…. Read More
The idea of an impending stock market crash may seem pretty untenable right now. After all, compared to the rest of the world, the United States had the most encouraging economic, business, and financial outlook in 2014, and the same goes for 2015. But there are several key factors painting a not-so-rosy picture for the global economy and your retirement could be on the line if you’re not cautious. (More on how to protect your 401(k) from the coming stock market crash in a bit…)
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For the next little while, I am watching three events—I’ll call them developments—very closely. These developments could impact gold prices and cause sharp movements to the upside in a very short time. What are these developments? Talks of Greece’s potential exit from the eurozone, rising interest rates, and an economic slowdown in the global economy.
Greece to Exit from Eurozone?
Not too long ago, Greece elected into power a radical left-wing party…. Read More
To see where the stock market is headed in 2015, we don’t have to look much past these two important economic factors: the U.S. dollar and the economy, both domestically and outside the U.S.
Rising U.S. Dollar to Impact U.S. Equities
After the Great Recession, to drum-up sales, U.S. companies focused their attention elsewhere in the global economy. With the U.S. dollar sliding lower in value back then, American companies focused on getting sales from other countries…sales that could be returned to the companies in the form of greater U.S…. Read More
As I close out today with my last editorial for the month of January 2015, I want to share some very interesting observations with my readers.
This morning, as I write this issue, the futures market is showing the Dow Jones Industrial Average will open down 150 points. It’s been a difficult month for the Dow Jones. Not even including today’s downdraft, the Dow Jones is down 2.5% for the month of January…. Read More
Simply put, there is no support or interest in buying oil at this time, and that means oil prices could realistically hit $40.00 a barrel. Oil prices that low could cripple the global economy. Let me explain…
The Decline in Oil Prices
When the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices initially broke below $80.00, I was thinking maybe it was overdone. Then we witnessed a break below $70.00, followed by $60.00, and then $50.00…. Read More