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Increased Optimism Will Be an Omen for this Stock Market
Questions About Effects of Quantitative Easing Coming Into Play
Michael Lombardi wrote - Quantitative easing has taken a toll on the U.S. economy.
The effects are unseen now, but in the long run, they will show. Trillions of dollars in new money has been created to spur growth in the U.S. economy through quantitative easing, but what really has been achieved from it? At the very best, the stock market has gone up—on the other hand, the U.S. dollar has declined in value against other major world currencies, real inflation is rising, and unemployment is still an issue.
Happy New Year to our Profit Confidential readers!
George Leong wrote - In 2012, small-cap stocks were the second-best performing group, following the technology sector. The Russell 2000 was the top performer in December and has been since the end of the first quarter. How the small-caps fare this year will, again, depend on the global economy.
This Time Technical and Fundamental Analysis Agree: It's a Bear
The growing sense of fear and panic related to the U.S. debt reduction negotiations and the raising of the debt ceiling coming out of Washington has made a lot of headlines lately. In spite of being an important political and macroeconomic matter, the U.S. debt concerns are not what caused Monday's selloff. Politicians may tell you that it is, but how do you then explain the fact that the U.S.