It has been a rough start to 2016 for the stock market. In fact, it’s been one
of the worst starts to a year in the history of the S&P 500.
Bear markets can occur without recessions. There have been ten bear
markets in the S&P 500 since 1968, and four of them occurred without an
Don’t worry about the January Barometer, which says, “As goes January,
so goes the year.”
The Five Forecasters still favor the continuation of the current bull market
and no recession.
The number of bulls is dwindling. In periods of extreme market volatility
such as we have experienced in recent weeks