The Bull market is five years and four days old, since the market crash in 2008. Investors are satisfied with a gain of +175% in S&P 500 since then, but some investors are nervous. About what? Some of them know that a bull market lasts five years and three months.
The market will probably crash and some investors think so, but others say the bull market will continue. There are two reasons for that: First of all: there is a lot of money on the sidelines or in underperforming bond funds.
Many investors remember the bear markets in 2000 – 2002 and 2008 – 2009. They burned both times and now they will be late to the party once again. As they jump on board, stocks will continue to leap higher.
Secondly: Economic expansion is much slower this time. Usually 3% GDP growth is coming out of most of recessions. This time it goes much slower and we are about 1 – 2% GDP growth. That`s why we will see more legs for this bullish market.
Any way, this market is difficult. There are so much information out there that is too much disturbing, so it`s all about picking the right stocks now. The other thing to do is to look for the right market. I still look at emerging markets despite the fear out there.
The simple reason why I am doing that is because the stock market have gone much longer than the real economy and growth. GDP is about 1 – 2% in U.S and in China it is expected to see a GDP about 7,5%, down from 10%. But it`s still high.
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