Bellevue Perspectives

Monday Minute

  • We hope everyone had and are having a wonderful Holiday Season!  The markets seem to be taking a bit of a holiday as well with volume light as traders take a break.  We are experiencing a bit of profit taking today, but the S&P 500 looks to end the year tomorrow up nearly 31% on the year, the best since 1997’s return of 31.01%.  ( We expect a little profit taking once the calendar turns over and capital gains taxes are pushed out until April 2021, but market conditions still look good going into 2020.  Housing strength confirms elevated consumer strength and confidence, the Fed is currently on hold, inflation and rates are at historical lows, an expected trade deal with China and the reworking of NAFTA should improve clarity for corporate spending, and equity valuations compared to bond valuations still look attractive.  We look forward to the opportunities and challenges the markets bring in 2020 and wish everybody a Happy New Year!

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