Is The Stock Market Really About To Pop? Why One ‘bubble’ Legend Says No

Stock Market Today: JPMorgan Chase Escapes Criminal Indictment

Today we see very few splits, and stocks are not racing up. It would be more accurate to say they are melting up slowly.” As impressive as his returns were during the bubble years, perhaps even more impressive is the fact that when the market crashed, unlike other high-flying investors who lost everything, Zanger saw the warning signs and was able to emerge from the carnage with a good chunk of his fortune intact. So what signs would he look for to determine if the market is nearing the end of a bubble phase? “Well, excessive price-to-earnings ratios would be a good sign, for one,” he says.
Source: http://www.dailyfinance.com/on/stock-market-no-bubble-dan-zanger/

Is there something wrong with the stock market?

Futures for the Nasdaq-100 /quotes/zigman/13031259/realtime NDH4 -0.11% were down 2.50 points to 3,546.50. Click to Play Why some investors are bullish on Southeast Asia Mark Mobius of Franklin Templeton Investments tells the WSJ’s Anjani Trivedi why he is advising his clients to invest in Southeast Asia. Private-sector employment picked up in December, as employers added 238,000 jobs, the most since November 2012, Automatic Data Processing Inc. reported Wednesday. Economists had forecast that private-sector employers added 215,000 jobs, matching a prior estimate for November, according to a MarketWatch survey.
Source: http://articles.marketwatch.com/story/stock-futures-slip-ahead-of-fed-minutes-adp-data-2014-01-08?link=MW_latest_news

Stock Market Today: Netflix Stung by a Downgrade

“Although the stock market is on a tear, creating new wealth for millions currently invested in it, nearly half of U.S. adults are on the sidelines,” Gallup said on its website. “That may be particularly irksome to the middle-income and young middle-aged Americans who were previously invested.” Some non-investors may indirectly benefit from an up market. For example, a pension recipient may be less likely to face benefit cuts thanks to strong returns by a pension fund. And proponents of the so-called “wealth effect” say that a soaring stock market encourages wealthy consumers to spend more, which stimulates the economy.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/05/pf/bull-market/index.html

The next Bubble

After failing to reach a deal, Men’s Wearhouse is now going directly to its rival’s shareholders. Jos. A. Bank rose $2.46, or 4.5 percent, to $56.87. Men’s Wearhouse climbed $1.09 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $51.68.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/futures-higher-2014s-full-trading-week-21431833

Spanish stock market outperforms weak European bourses

“The Spanish bond yields are just shy of 4 percent, which is only 80 basis points more than U.S. Treasuries,” he said. Clairinvest fund manager Ion-Marc Valahu also said he was “overweight” on the peripheral European markets. “I’m overweight on the periphery, as opposed to France and Germany. There’s still some value there,” said Valahu.
Source: http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/06/markets-europe-stocks-midday-idINL6N0KG0OW20140106

A Weak Start to 2014 Continues for Stock Market

Bank to $57.50 a share. The new offer is just slightly best cheap stocks to invest in higher than the one Jos. A. Bank’s management rejected last month. Still, Men’s Warehouse hopes it can convince enough of its rival’s shareholders to agree to this new deal by directly offering them “immediate liquidity,” or in other words, “quick cash.” Men’s Warehouse’s new offer represents a 38% premium over Jos.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/06/stock-market-today-jpmorgan-escapes-indictment-and.aspx

Stock futures slip despite upbeat ADP data

IHS beat analysts’ estimates on both the top and bottom line in the quarter as organic sales growth in its subscription business clocked in at a solid 7%. The company’s new outlook for the next year targeted revenue growth of about 20%, to $2.2 billion, which is even with Wall Street’s expectations. The stock is up 4.3% in premarket trading. Finally, Commercial Metals today announced results for its fiscal first quarter that included flat sales of $1.7 billion and earnings of $0.39 a share, a 7% dip from last year’s tally. The metal producer’s profitability was pinched by falling prices for nonferrous metals in the quarter, but overall results were still much improved over the previous quarter, when the company booked just $0.03 a share in profit.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/07/stock-market-today-netflix-stung-by-a-downgrade.aspx

Millions see no benefit from soaring stock prices

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The most likely reason for the action is that the market was jammed higher every day for at least two weeks at the end of the year and we need to consolidate. Still not satisfied? I get plenty of other opinions thrown at me, much of it unsolicited, to explain the weakness: Getty Images 1) Markets are beginning to price in slowdown in QE; 2) Reallocation: funds that have fixed percentage allocations to bonds v stocks may still be in the process of selling equities to buy bonds given outperformance of stocks last year. 3) China data has been weaker, hurting emerging markets 4) U.S. economic data has been choppy in the new year (ISM Services, December Auto Sales, Retail Sales) 5) Cold weather has impacted the economy.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101313857

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