Today, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving with a bang, as we’re witnessing the stockmarket’s first rally in over a year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen 690 points this year, which is the most since September 2015, and the S&P 500 has risen 9,000 points, according to FactSet.
It’s the second-largest rally this year and is up more than 70% from the end of September, according.
The S&P 500 rose 4,000 last week, and last month it had climbed an astounding 1,200 points in a single day.
While stock markets have historically performed best in the second half of the year, investors should be ready for some more strong gains this year as the holiday season approaches.
“It’s always fun to see how markets move up and down during the holiday period,” said Dan McGlone, chief market strategist at the Investment Company Institute.
“I would look for the markets to get more aggressive in terms of buying this year.”
This is a rare holiday year when investors have to take stock in the broader market, and so investors can see a return to the long-term fundamentals that investors look for.
“I think people will see the stock markets get a bit more aggressive this year,” McGlones said.
“But we don’t know for sure how much aggressive they’ll get.
It depends on the number of companies that have a lot of liquidity.”
McGlone said he expects the S & P 500 to be the largest gainer in the U.S. during the next several years, although that might be dependent on a number of factors.
“We have a big number of stocks, so the number that really matters is the amount of money investors are willing to put into the stock,” McGroom said.
For example, he said a lot more companies could have a huge return in a year, because people will have a higher level of confidence in the market.
“The stock market has a lot to live up to in the next few years.
If you want to invest in the stock, it will have to be safe.
That means there is a lot at stake,” Mcglones said, noting that investors should watch for the Dow Jones index, which will likely be up about 2% this year.
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