We expect 6–9% returns for the S&P 500 Index in 2017, commensurate with expected earnings gains, though seasonal factors and policy risk may lead to higher near-term volatility.read more
The breadth of earnings gains and magnitude of upside to revenue forecasts have been impressive, with generally upbeat management outlooks.read more
Buy the dip? What dip? Beyond the double-digit gains in stocks this year1 and all of the all-time highs (29 for the S&P 500 Index already this year), perhaps the biggest story for the S&P 500 in 2017 is the absence of pullbacks.read more
Loss of confidence in policymakers’ ability to achieve tax reform has created an opportunity in small caps, in our view, should a tax deal be reached in Washington, D.C.read more
Is it time for the tax reform pivot? Earnings season will get a lot of attention this week (July 24–28) with 190 S&P 500 Index companies slated to report, as will the Federal Reserve with its two-day policy meeting.read more
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