Skip to comments.With Stocks at Record Highs, What Could Go Wrong?
Posted on 06/02/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The S&P 500 is up nearly 10% since its 2014 low in the first week of February. The index, which tracks the largest stocks, is now at a record high, up 4.1% for the year.
Behind the rebound is a view that stocks will continue to benefit from robust earnings, low interest rates and scant inflation. If those conditions persist, the market's climb could very well continue.
But it's important to examine the issues that have the worrywarts up at night and the justification bears have for their downbeat outlooks.
Below are some critical investor concerns, with a 1 to 10 "worry level" ranking.
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History shows that Keynesian economic policies are akin to a drug fix. Eventually and inevitably the crash will come. Obama and his economic “advisers” are just hoping the big crash doesn’t occur until 2017.
China housing/construction bubble bursting is the biggest threat on my “black swan” radar.
Obamacare “bust” and bailout of insurance companies caught in the medical insurance squeeze is a closer and more immediate threat.
Of course, there is no “bailout”. Yet.
But it’s coming, like a runaway locomotive.
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
First, adjust the numbers for inflation. Then tell me is the stock market is up.
OK, so I’M sitting on cash and have been for about 2 years. I can’t get a yield on it and now it looks like inflation is setting in. Can’t go to equities since they’re going to crash. \\
What to do?
....ALL equities aren’t going to crash at the same time...
As of now, there’s really no other place for investors to park their money.
RE: OK, so IM sitting on cash and have been for about 2 years. I cant get a yield on it and now it looks like inflation is setting in. Cant go to equities since theyre going to crash. \\
What to do?
What about considering stocks or ETF’s that have long term history of stability and providing good DIVIDEND YIELDS?
Have a look at this ETF for instance: SDOG
Normally it would be gold but it’s off 10% since March...
Maybe not even for “inflation”,
but adjust it for “money supply” and you’d see a huge downward graph.
Worry Level 10 = we know the stock market is rigged to screw the little guy and benefit our corporate overlords.