Saturday, December 5, 2015

Stock Market Predictions 2016

It's a tradition you can rely on — as regular as Thanksgiving or Christmas, but without the messy cleanup. Yep, it's Predictions Time! That time of year when we're about to put one in the books and look forward to a new one...
I don't know if it's just getting older, but Thanksgiving/Christmas do a better job of sneaking up on me every year. I've barely stopped to look ahead at holiday schedules.
But holidays are one-off events. The stock market/economy are a continuum, and so I am always looking at current events and attempting to get a feel for how they will play out over the months and years ahead.
As I've said repeatedly, stock market forecasts can be based on one thing and one thing only: corporate earnings. As I wrote last year:  (more)