US Stock Market: Growth Potential or Risk of Falling?

by Aleksei Kirilov & Valeriy Kirilov

A featured article of our January 2020 edition of PRMIA's Intelligent Risk quarterly newsletter


In December 2019, the US stock market raised to absolute highs, after the  close of trading on December 27, the S&P500 index amounted to 3,240.02. With  minor corrections, this growth has been going on for almost 12 months since the end of December 2018. Today, there is no consensus among investors about the potential for further growth of the US stock market and its individual segments.  Indeed,  several  of  the  most significant  factors  can  become  drivers  of  both  growth and decline: the  conclusion of an agreement on trade with China, the state of the economies of Europe and China, the impeachment procedure initiated, and the Fed’s policy.

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