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Mr. Bubble or the US Stock Market

The continued annual rise of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ highlights the dynamic nature of the U.S. economy.  The U.S. market goes from near collapse in 2008 to record highs in 2015.

People are in disbelief about the ascent of the stock market.  And, this leads us to the key question: Are we in bubble territory?

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Bulls and Bubbles and Records…Oh My

Several times a week for the last three or four years, I’ve heard too many people commenting that we’re in a market bubble and headed for a correction.

While I agree there will be a market correction at some point—just like there have been for hundreds of years, no one knows for sure when it’s going to happen.

For anyone who listened to the naysayers’ rantings about a bubble and pulled money out of the markets, they’ve missed out on one of the greatest bull markets in U.S. history.

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Top Sector Picks of 2015- Midyear Update

Earlier this year I wrote about the 2015 Sector Predictions made by the highest profile investment strategists on Wall Street. Here is a chart of their collective predictions as published in Barron’s on December 15, 2014.

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Top Stock Picks of 2015 - Midyear Update

In January, I blogged about Top Stock Picks for 2015. This is the update that I promised to write based on mid-year values.

So, how have the analysts and managers done?

Below are the prices as of December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2015.  A  indicates a rise in price since the beginning of the year.  A  shows a decline in price since the beginning of the year.  

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Always the Bridesmaid? May Be Good for the S&P

It fascinates me that so many investors continue to believe that professional money managers and market strategies can predict what’s going to happen in the financial markets. (The majority of the evidence shows otherwise). So, these investors look for and listen to the soothsayers that claim to know what's going to happen.

Like my previous blog "Top Stock Picks for 2015", we are going to track the actual results of 10 of the most respected and highly compensated market strategists on Wall Street.

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