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Old 06-28-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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The Dow gets a lot of attention but it is a poor index with few companies in each sector. It is a poor representation of market health yet you see it quoted first and is the most recognisable index.


Stocks and real estate have been the only show in town with decent returns. No surprise they are pushing highs. However with interest rates rising, inflation still low and valuations (at least for the high flyers that have driven the markets higher) stretching we are likely to see things adjust.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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REITs have been plopping up the "recovery". Seritage (an ironic choice for a name - Sears + Heritage) is a good example of one that focuses on redistribution of assets.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:53 PM
 
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They are printing out the money and throwing it into the stock markets.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Ok, let's stop beating around the Bush. Say it. Trump has nothing to do with this.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Probably the most important consideration is the world wide economy. I would love to say it is all Trumps doing and certainly he hasn't hurt the economy, but for most or us, even economists it is hard to explain what controls the rise and fall. It is very complicated. All I know is I am not complaining and will continue to enjoy the upside. I think it is also safe to say, it isn't really skyrocketing but it is doing well. Inflation stays down, the market goes up and lots of us can say it works for us.

let me add one more thing: We keep hearing how the middle class is suffering, well I have grand kids who are certainly part of the middle class, actually so are we. I can't see, with the exception of the cost of medical insurance where they are suffering. I watch my grand kids take vacations to places we never considered at their age, they eat out, they have someone clean their house from time to time and they do all this while still investing in their futures. No, none of them have over the tops salaries coming in, but they do make decent incomes. some have it easier than others, none have serious money issues. And none of them had trouble getting decent jobs right out of college.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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middle class is hurting as claimed
Hard to build a premise from something unquantifiable like this.
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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Trump's effects on the economy are only starting or in the future. For example the visa changes and what they'll do for techs, and massive changes to healthcare.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:24 AM
 
Location: NC
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company profits are rising.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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The shackles have been removed.
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Old 07-02-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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The shackles have been removed.
Shackles? What exactly is now possible, that was impossible 6 months ago? What forces of market dynamism have been unleashed, that 6 months ago were fettered? What new investment opportunities - say in oil or other natural resources, trade, technology, whatever else - are now accessible, that heretofore were absent?
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