2018 is on its way out, and it has been an incredible year for us all at Crush the Street. We’ve experienced some tremendous winners and have covered trends this year that will have consequential impacts on the world for decades to come.
It happens every year without fail: when the holiday season approaches, stock market analysts and investors start buzzing about an upcoming “Santa Claus rally". Can we really count on a turnaround as the year limps to the finish line?
Jeffrey Gundlach, known world over as the “bond king”, is going full-on bear as he paints a bleak picture of both the stock and bond markets – as well as the economy at large.
I can’t help but feel a sense of out of control nature wafting from the markets as volatility continues to be the theme for the 2018 year. From stocks to cryptocurrencies and international geopolitical chaos, shaky times are before us.
If there’s one thing that clients of money managers can’t stand, it’s showing a loss at year’s end. And if there’s one thing that money managers can’t stand, it’s losing clients. But with the major equities markets going absolutely nowhere in 2018 so far – or worse yet, showing a loss – a Santa Claus rally isn’t just optional anymore; it’s mission critical at this point.
When I was a kid, General Electric was one of those companies, and one of those stocks, that was regarded as a model of safe blue-chip investments: profitable, steady growth, decent dividend payments – an American institution. No one ever imagined that within our lifetimes, we would see GE devolve into the money pit that it has become.
Fund Manager Who Called 2000 and 2008 Crashes Says the S&P 500 Will “Lose Nearly Two-thirds of its Value”
Market predictions come and market predictions go, and opinions are a dime a dozen in the financial community. But when an esteemed fund manager who anticipated the 2000 and 2008 crashes talks, people actually listen.