2013 Stock Market Slump Forecasted
The “Reasons to Sell Stocks” list has gotten so bad that an outright stock market correction (of 10% or more) is almost inevitable at this point. Afterwards, the stock market simply maybe setting us up to come back from Thanksgiving 2012 with a vengeance and see a powerful finish to New Years Day 2013.
We could easily tick down 10%, but once that compromise is made before the fiscal cliff — the stock market is going up. Moving through uncertainty (the Fiscal Cliff), sentiment and troubling situations (in Europe) are key factors and interest has been building in large safe dividend-paying blue chips, and pharmaceutical stocks.
U.S. markets may rally once more, into New Years 2013, before slumping for the subsequent six to 18 months — sharp enough to push the S&P 500 to 1,500 points. Forecasts show the S&P will then slump throughout 2013, bottoming out in 2014 at around 800 points.
The market is going down because corporate profits will begin to disappoint and the global economy will hardly grow next year, or even contract.
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