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2018 market predictions
« on: December 30, 2017, 07:20:48 PM »
Where is our annual market prediction thread?  Am I late to the party?

For reference...

December 30 2017 S&P500 is 2673.61, up 19% in 2017.
December 30 2017 DJIA is 24,719.22, up 25% in 2017.

I'm pretty sure those are not the numbers I predicted last December.

Can someone dig up last year's market prediction thread so we can revisit?

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 04:19:06 PM »
S&P: 2400
DJ: 21,000

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »
I'll counter with 2800 for the S&P500. 

I'm expecting less, maybe 25,500 for the Dow, only because Apple and friends are so overweighted right now.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 11:14:35 PM »
Tax cuts will do wonders for growth this year.

S&P: will pass 3,000 and end year just below 2,986.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 11:39:17 PM »
Ok, I'll have a go

Dow ends 2018 at 27,320
S&P ends at 2890

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 06:51:20 AM »
Let's see how far off these end up

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DJIA: 26001

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 08:50:22 AM »
Dow:  27,200
S&P:  2,920, after touching 3,000 and pulling back

Still some life left in this business cycle until the Fed chokes it off.

And Iíll add our current asset allocation is 70/30


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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 09:23:09 AM »
Where is our annual market prediction thread?  Am I late to the party?

For reference...

December 30 2017 S&P500 is 2673.61, up 19% in 2017.
December 30 2017 DJIA is 24,719.22, up 25% in 2017.

I'm pretty sure those are not the numbers I predicted last December.

Can someone dig up last year's market prediction thread so we can revisit?
EOY 2018 Prediction
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DJIA up 3%
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 10:06:16 AM »
I want to guess a decline is imminent but I'm always early.

> S&P has a solid year of +9%, ending at 2913.

The bull is long in the tooth but corporate cash flowing back into the country will give us some stock buy back magic.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 11:53:06 AM »
2,880 (CAPE10 ratio above 35)
DJIA... don't care as much... 26,000

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 12:26:28 PM »
2,880 (CAPE10 ratio above 35)
DJIA... don't care as much... 26,000

Won't CAPE drop as 2007 leaves, though?
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 12:31:31 PM »
I predict 2018ís returns will probably be between -10% and +30%, unless something really crazy happens. 10% is my best guess.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 12:38:29 PM »
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 12:45:40 PM »
Prediction -- S&P up 8% to 2887.

For what it's worth, all the predictions here are far more conservative than any of the investment banks; the most conservative I've seen is UBS which says S&P 2900 or 8.4%.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 12:51:20 PM »
2,880 (CAPE10 ratio above 35)
DJIA... don't care as much... 26,000

Won't CAPE drop as 2007 leaves, though?
The worst period was 2009. I tried to round up a little to account for that, but if earnings are strong in 2018 as well maybe it would have to be even higher to account for that... maybe 2,950?

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2018, 01:29:35 PM »
It seems rather arbitrary to use 10 years for CAPE. It got me thinking that maybe we should use 6 years since that is apparently the average length of the business cycle. Is there any way to see what a CAPE 6 would look like historically?

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2018, 06:58:21 PM »
Sure... I'll play.

S&P up 5% for the year.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2018, 01:47:15 AM »
Trump's pro-business tax cuts will bring money into the stock market, promote growth and jobs, etc. I have no clue where the market is going, but just for fun I'll say DOW peaks near 29,000 at some point during the year, not necessarily at the end. Something tells me a black swan event (maybe something to do with North Korea... I don't know) might cause about a 15% correction at some point.

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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 03:31:54 AM »
All the predictions I hear about the tax cuts being good for the market are coming from the same school of thought that suggested Trump's election would be bad for the markets.

Fact is the tax cuts have been priced in, assuming traditional capital markets theories still hold true.

Whatever moves the market this year is unknown.

That being said I'll still have a crack and say we'll be flat to negative this year. Inflation will start to rise again and Fed rate rises will attempt to put a break on both that and the clearly stimulatory fiscal policy of your administration.


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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2018, 04:04:54 AM »
We are literally at the top!  I'm putting everything in Beanie Babies.
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2018, 05:01:13 AM »
It seems rather arbitrary to use 10 years for CAPE. It got me thinking that maybe we should use 6 years since that is apparently the average length of the business cycle. Is there any way to see what a CAPE 6 would look like historically?

From my understanding, with whole numbers, ten has been determined to be the optimal choice through backtesting for predicting future returns.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2018, 05:24:53 AM »
We are literally at the top!  I'm putting everything in Beanie Babies.

After some lengthy discussion with my daughter all the smart money is in Beanie Boos.

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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2018, 05:36:58 AM »
We are literally at the top!  I'm putting everything in Beanie Babies.

After some lengthy discussion with my daughter all the smart money is in Beanie Boos.
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2018, 07:26:58 AM »
Everything to 0.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2018, 08:33:28 AM »
I'm going to make this easy to remember.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2018, 08:41:01 AM »
Predictions on what the market will do next:

"It will fluctuate."  -- J.P. Morgan

Still true!

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2018, 08:43:17 AM »
100% chance of stock market.  Just like the weather.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2018, 08:55:22 AM »
Dec 31, 2018 closing prices:
S&P 2,932.10
DOW 26,518.88
Nasdaq 7,646.05

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2018, 09:00:31 AM »
Although Heckler beat me to it, my prediction is that the market will still be around.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2018, 11:01:57 AM »
S&P500 = 2941
DOW = IDGAF

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2018, 04:04:27 PM »
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2018, 04:36:41 PM »
Two predictions that are guaranteed to come true:

1) If I have to sell stocks, the price will drop right beforehand.

2) If I have a windfall  to buy stocks, the price will rise right beforehand.



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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2018, 04:17:38 PM »
There will be a Top in 2018.








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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2018, 04:36:40 PM »
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2018, 06:44:36 PM »
2,880 (CAPE10 ratio above 35)
DJIA... don't care as much... 26,000

Won't CAPE drop as 2007 leaves, though?

It's already been pointed out that 08 and 09 were the bad years for earnings. Even then, CAPE might drop, but not nearly enough to matter. CAPE was designed to encompass a whole business cycle. If it did drop by a significant amount by removing one bad year that would be pretty concerning.


This website lets you run CAPE for different time frames. At 6, 7, and 8 years it is still at about 30. Stretching the time frame out to further than 10 years, mitigating 08-09 influence, also yields a CAPE over 30.

https://dqydj.com/shiller-pe-cape-ratio-calculator/


My guess for the market:  It will fluctuate.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2018, 07:39:38 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2018, 08:23:42 PM »
2,880 (CAPE10 ratio above 35)
DJIA... don't care as much... 26,000

Won't CAPE drop as 2007 leaves, though?

It's already been pointed out that 08 and 09 were the bad years for earnings. Even then, CAPE might drop, but not nearly enough to matter. CAPE was designed to encompass a whole business cycle. If it did drop by a significant amount by removing one bad year that would be pretty concerning.


This website lets you run CAPE for different time frames. At 6, 7, and 8 years it is still at about 30. Stretching the time frame out to further than 10 years, mitigating 08-09 influence, also yields a CAPE over 30.

https://dqydj.com/shiller-pe-cape-ratio-calculator/


My guess for the market:  It will fluctuate.

Thanks for that.

So for the US markets... they are about twice their average? Holy shit.
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2018, 01:14:17 PM »
Today when the Dow passed 25,000, Trump made a prediction for Dow 30,000.

http://ibankcoin.com/flyblog/2018/01/04/president-trump-says-dow-broke-25000-substantially-30000-next/#sthash.GQdgNyve.dpbs

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« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2018, 04:33:42 AM »
My prediction is we will end the year 2-3% up or down of where we are now. Mostly sideways.
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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2018, 08:30:00 AM »
Two predictions that are guaranteed to come true:

1) If I have to sell stocks, the price will drop right beforehand.

2) If I have a windfall  to buy stocks, the price will rise right beforehand.

OMG so true. Every time!!

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2018, 07:03:05 PM »
It would be cool if those who guess also put their guesses for 2017 just in case we have a genius on our hands.

I'm lousy at guessing.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2018, 07:19:57 PM »
Tax cuts will do wonders for growth this year.

S&P: will pass 3,000 and end year just below 2,986.
There was a huge tax cut passed in early 2008. I remember getting a paper check in the mail for a few hundred dollars. It was supposed to stimulate the economy.

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Re: 2018 market predictions
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