Last month, Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel boldly claimed that there was a 70% chance that the DOW could reach 15,000 this year [and that] there’s a 50% chance that it could reach 17,500 by the end of 2013. [Here are his reasons]. Words: 291
So reports Mamta Badkar (www.businessinsider.com) in edited excerpts from an article* which Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.munKNEE.com has further edited below for length and clarity – see Editor’s Note at the bottom of the page. This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.
Badkar goes on to say, in part:
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Siegel explained:
1. why he was so bullish on stocks:
- We know how much money has been flowing into those bonds funds over the last three or four years. All of a sudden they might get a little nervous and say where am I going to go? Where can I get some yield and also some protection against inflation and growth and that’s when I think we’re going to see people fleeing the bond market moving into stocks.
2. why he isn’t too concerned about threats from Europe, oil prices or the Middle East:
- I hear all these problems but history says the greatest bull markets climb the wall of worry. There’s always these things you can worry about to keep people out…when no one has any worries. When there are no clouds on the horizon that’s when I want to get out of the market.
3. that oil prices are a wild card but the U.S. is half as sensitive to oil now as it was back in the 70s.
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In spite of all the bearishness out there – the S&P 500 falling to 1,000 (David Tice),the market is overbought (John Hussman), its looking like the bear market of 2011 all over again (David Rosenberg), for example – I tend to disagree for 4 fundamental reasons. Let me explain. Words: 595
It is very understandable why investors believe America’s engines are ready to roar again because economic indicators in America are turning up even though bad news barrages us from all sides… [That being said,] I believe the Dow Jones Index has not bottomed when viewed from an historical perspective with gold. We have further to go down in the Dow/gold ratio before the next big bull market begins. [Let me explain.] Words: 1250
With the S&P 500 at its highest level since the summer of 2008, investors previously sidelined by reoccurring fears of a double dip recession and nagging worries about a disorderly Greek default may now be tempted to hold their noses and dive into the market where, presumably, they will be swept along to the land of outsized profits by the Dow 13,000 wave. Having said this, it is worth noting that often the best time to sell is when everyone else is buying. Now may be that time. [Let me explain.] Words: 885