The 3 Biggest Risks in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s high time for investors to think earnestly about how the next year could shape up, and what portfolio adjustments may be warranted to get prepared. Last week, I gave readers four reasons to be bullish in 2018, but this week I want to balance that view by considering […]

4 Reasons to be Bullish in 2018

At the end of 2016 and the outset of this year, I wrote about my bullish outlook for stocks in 2017. I believed a corporate earnings recovery was in order largely because of the fading drag from the Energy sector. Our portfolio managers here at Zacks Investment Management agreed and were confident that the U.S. […]

Will Tax Cuts Jumpstart the Economy?

The phrase you hear a lot these days is that tax cuts are essential to ‘getting the U.S. economy moving again’…that a tax break is what’s needed to jumpstart growth and to get people working again. While I agree that broad tax cuts can provide a nice tailwind to workers, consumers, and corporations, I do […]

Is It Too Late to Invest in FAANG Stocks?

Technical day traders may look at the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) today and say, “no way.” Charts indicate a bull run that looks too good to be true, and steep valuations argue for limited upside ahead. Chartists have noted that Amazon was in the midst of a huge “head-and-shoulders” topping pattern, and […]