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Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2018 Aug 09, 2018 - 01:46 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

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This is part 7 of my stock market in-depth analysis that concludes in a detailed trend forecast which takes a quick look at US economic fundamentals.


The whole of this analysis that includes my detailed trend forecast was first made available to Patrons who support my analysis. To get immediate First Access to ALL of my analysis and trend forecasts then do consider becoming a Patron by supporting my work for as little as just $3 per month. https://www.patreon.com/Nadeem_Walayat.


FUNDAMENTALS

US Economy

The US economic fundamentals are good, as real GDP is rising at an annualised rate of 2%, whilst not a boom is definitely not deflationary so supportive for stock prices, as the economy continues to chug along whilst the Fed raises interest rates.

A stable strong economy can further be seen in the unemployment statistics of just 4% with a continually rising record number of americans in work at 148 million, up 18 million from the 130 million trough in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

Whilst inflation is significantly above the Feds 2% target at 2.9% hence the Fed's rate hiking cycle. However inflation tends to be good for the stock market. This also makes me wonder what the deflationistas are smoking with their perma mantra for an always imminent deflationary collapse. There is NO deflation! Nor will there ever be (apart from the rare blips such as November 2008).

So the fundamentals are supportive of rising stock prices.

Next > Stock Market Trend Forecast 2018

The final part (8) of this analysis which concludes in a detailed trend forecast will be published shortly. However my core analysis and detailed trend forecasts were first made available to Patrons who support my work. To get immediate and First Access to ALL of my analysis and trend forecasts then do consider becoming a Patron by supporting my work for as little as just $3 per month. https://www.patreon.com/Nadeem_Walayat

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