While the broader market looks strong on the surface, underlying trends have weakened considerably over the past six months. Accordingly, we believe a 5 to 10 percent pullback in the S&P 500 is likely in the final months of 2017. That correction will serve as an opportunity to add stocks to the Wealth Builders Portfolio.
Technology and Internet retail companies have largely driven the S&P 500’s run. These stocks, while not yet at the sky-high valuations that prevailed in 1999-2000, are now far from cheap. To protect against the pullbacks history tells us is common, we're adding a hedge to the Portfolio.
Skepticism toward central banks’ ability to stimulate the economy through extraordinary monetary policies has helped to inaugurate a new bull market for gold. We highlight one of our favorite mining stocks for aggressive investors.
Although the US economy has gathered steam in the third quarter, gross domestic product still grew at an annualized pace of less than 1 percent in the first half of the year. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 trades at 20.5 times earnings—toward the top of its historical range. Stay hedged, my friends.
Skepticism toward central banks’ ability to stimulate the economy through extraordinary monetary policies has helped to inaugurate a new bull market for gold. We highlight some of our favorite mining stocks for aggressive and conservative investors.
Divided-paying equities of all stripes have rallied hard since the Federal Reserve backed down from its plan to hike interest rates this year, propelling many of our favorite names to frothy valuations. We highlight a strategy for a challenging environment where rates remain low, and valuation multiples and economic uncertainty remain elevated.
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