Weekly Market Outlook December 9, 2018

“Low interest rates are a big opportunity for investment. But the issue is that this money should go to the real economy, not the financial economy.” – Carlos Slim

Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland – Last week was a hard week for investors. Nevertheless, the investment climate is still reasonably good at the moment. Inflation and interest rates are still low; inflation is not even a problem. The job market also looks quite good, and the wages are finally picking up. For next year, Wall Street expects profit growth of around 10% for the S&P 500.

Why do investors react so paradoxically? The interest factor is currently the game breaker. The core issue is that the bond market does not believe the Fed’s prospects. This skepticism has grown in recent months and got the upper hand the last week. The arrest of financial director Meng Wanzhou from the tech company Huawei was the last drop.

The agenda is fairly empty the coming week, but this makes the week no less interesting. In particular, technically minded gurus will try to scare many equity investors.

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