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He called Dow 20,000 and says 3 factors will make 2021 ‘a very good year’ for stocks

Jeremy Siegel, the Wharton professor credited for calling the Dow to reach 20,000 in 2015, predicted that the market could be in for a solid gain in the coming year.
He called Dow 20,000 and says 3 factors will make 2021 ‘a very good year’ for stocks

This is where the Russell 2000 Index is likely to be in 12 months

Mark Hulbert reviews a small- and mid-cap stock-market-valuation indicator.
This is where the Russell 2000 Index is likely to be in 12 months

The surprising lesson Black Friday and Cyber Monday can teach stock-market investors

The holiday spirit infects — and can distort — investor behavior.
The surprising lesson Black Friday and Cyber Monday can teach stock-market investors

Here are your odds that stock prices will be higher at the end of 2021

U.S. stocks rise in three out of every four years, especially the first year of a presidential term.
Here are your odds that stock prices will be higher at the end of 2021

7 reasons why energy stocks will be 60% higher a year from now

The economy is getting stronger and energy stocks look cheap.
7 reasons why energy stocks will be 60% higher a year from now

These are the 14 value stocks that top-performing investment newsletters like the most

Many believe value is finally reasserting its historical dominance over growth.
These are the 14 value stocks that top-performing investment newsletters like the most

The stock market is advancing without help from the FAAMNGs, which analysts say is a bullish sign

Market breadth suggests stocks have more room to rise in the months ahead.
The stock market is advancing without help from the FAAMNGs, which analysts say is a bullish sign

Here’s how you can add sustainable investments to your 401(k) holdings even if your plan doesn’t include ESG funds

Many 401(k) plans have few choices for investors interested in socially responsible investing, but with a little digging, you can find some choices.
Here’s how you can add sustainable investments to your 401(k) holdings even if your plan doesn’t include ESG funds

How these stocks defied the pandemic

What the Dow at 30,000 tells us about the state of the stock market.
How these stocks defied the pandemic


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