Posts tagged: US stock market

Something important about S&P 500 Index (as of Feb. 28, 2017)

S&P Index at inflection points

Source: J.P.Morgan Asset Management, as of Feb. 28, 2017

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Predictions for the stock market in 2016…

“Uncertainty about how markets respond to the first interest rate hike in nine years, commodity price weakness, and slow global growth are some of the things strategists have identified as potential headwinds for stocks and earnings. We’ve rounded up the calls from the top firms on Wall Street that we have so far.

We also included their original 2015 targets, so you can see where the strategists stood a year ago compared to where the market is now. Many of these were revised as the year unfolded.

 

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

2016 year-end target: 2,100

2016 EPS forecast: $120

2015 year-end target: 2,100

Comment: “We forecast the S&P 500 index will tread water for a second consecutive year in 2016,” wrote David Kostin. “Our year-end 2016 target of 2100 represents a 1% price gain from the current index level (2089), which itself is just 1% above the year-end 2014 level of 2059.”

Source: Goldman Sachs

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Who owns the US stock market?

Here’s a chart from Goldman Sachs’ Amanda Sneider breaking down the ownership mix since the 1945.

 

stock market ownership

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Irrationality: the connection between the growth in corporate profits and the S&P Index

Corporate reporting for the 1st quarter of 2012 has started. But in terms of investments, there is something wrong with the graph :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legislative Acts and Regulatory Tendencies in the Securities Market

It’s not a secret that the US stock market is the largest in the world both in the number of companies trading there and in its capitalization. Investors from around the world dream of getting access to such a liquid, diverse and broad market. What is the American stock market and how is it regulated? Who are the market participants and what are their rights? How are securities traded in the US and what are the requirements? Read more »

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