What a year, huh?
What we’ve witnessed in the markets over the past year and a quarter has been nothing short of amazing…
However, it’s also been confusing, puzzling, exciting, scary and a bunch of other adjectives that are too numerous to list.
Do you realize we are in the midst of the second longest bull market in history?
It’s true, and while 2017 may go down as one of the most lucrative years in modern history – the fact that it could be just a preview of what’s to come in 2018 has people like me VERY optimistic about the coming 12 months.
But before we get into what we can expect over the next year…
Let’s talk about some of the big things that happened over 2017.
We can all agree that since the crash of 2008, investors have been waiting for the return of a bull market worthy of the days of old – which is exactly what they got – starting back in November of 2016.
Over the past 13 months, stocks have shattered record upon record all-time highs – leading us to, what I just mentioned, the second longest bull run that Wall Street has ever witnessed.
The Dow has gained 225% since The Great Recession – but has gained over 25% during the last calendar year! This is something that’s been almost unheard for the past 20 years…
Couple that with the fact that the S&P 500 has gained more than 18% over the last year (and 236% since 2009), and what you’ve got is a year that’s bound to go down in the history books as one of the best ever.
Which brings us to 2018…
And one of my favorite words when it comes to stocks – growth.
Growth in the U.S. is starting to change – well, flip-flop would be a better description…
While consumer spending is starting to slow a bit, the fact that corporate spending is on the rise bodes well for 2018 – especially with the passing of Trump’s tax plan.
Passing the tax plan, while unpopular with some, will stoke the growing fire that is the U.S. economy – hopefully building it up into a full-on inferno.
Another reason that the bull market should continue?
The rally hasn’t really made stocks too expensive for the regular investor. The current economic landscape has created a perfect storm for the markets – as the volume of trading has increased – prices aren’t exploding.
The fact that regular Joes like us can get in at the same prices as some of the biggest money management firms on the planet is pushing investor confidence through the roof – which may only keep rising once the earnings reports come out…
Because U.S. corporate earning are expected to rise.
A little more than a month ago, a top economic and equity researcher had this to say, “We think 2018 will still see solid EPS growth of 8% and so valuations here are cheaper than you think. The upside case hinges on the U.S. corporate tax cut with Congress motivated to get this done by the mid-term elections. The impact of that will be significant and we don’t see it priced into stocks.”
Since this was written, those tax cuts happened! Meaning those upside estimates could be just around the corner.
This same research indicates that we could see the Dow hit 33,000 in 2018 – even with a proposed raising of the Federal Interest Rate.
Those tax cuts were HUGE!
And one of the biggest reasons that I’m so excited for what 2018 has in store.
GorillaTrades subscribers are already getting a taste of my excitement – as the recommendations have been coming both fast and furious!
So many good things are happening for U.S. companies – it’s almost hard to keep up with the number of stocks that are hitting or coming close to hitting all of the aspects of the GorillaTrades trading matrix.
I’ve got so many prospects on deck – that 2018 could shape up to be one of the busiest that GT has ever seen!
The amount of money that could be on the table is mind-boggling and you know I’m going to do my best to get my GT subscribers as much of that dough as I can.
Going into the New Year, I’d love to have you potentially profiting along side of them – please consider starting 2018 off right by joining GorillaTrades…
Let us do all of the heavy lifting for you – that way you can spend your time doing what you enjoy! Let us do all the research – you can sit back and just simply read our emails and make the decision from there.
However, if you’re more comfortable going it alone and would rather do all the work yourself – we understand.
Just take solace in the fact that we may be poised for one of the best years EVER in the markets…
I hope you’re ready…
Because we are!
“It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” – Mel Gibson