Rational exuberance will drive stock prices higher for the next three years through 2020, according to Goldman Sachs’ 2018 U.S. Equity Outlook. The firm flatly predicts that the S&P 500 index will reach 2850 in 2018, 3000 in 2019 and 3100 in 2020. This unusual optimism is based on “a combination of above-trend US and global economic growth, low albeit slowly rising interest rates, and profit growth aided by corporate tax reform,” the study concludes. The S&P 500 index currently sells at about 2650.
This story appears in the December 12, 2017 issue of Forbes. SubscribeGrowth investors like Kacher have had a lot to love this year in the tech sector with Facebook and Amazon up 59% and 47%, respectively, in 2017. Even without touching rapidly growing, paradigm-shifting companies like these, you could have earned better than 30% this year in sector elder statesmen like Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC). These stalwarts both offer something that FAANG stocks don't--dividends.
This story appears in the September 28, 2017 issue of Forbes. SubscribeCount on one thing: The stock market always manages to muscle higher, through 18 presidents, a handful of wars and several major economics crises. Stocks rallied for a year after peace came to Europe, but Woodrow Wilson's stroke in October 1919 and a postwar recession triggered a big sell-off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average enjoyed a fivefold gain between 1920 and August 1929, but in October it nosedived 90%.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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