|Posted by Ernest John Fleckenstein on April 22, 2019 at 5:55 PM|
Six investing experts highlight opportunities in 2019
After a brutal close to 2018, the S&P 500 roared back, rising 13 percent in the first quarter and up 16 percent for the year as of mid-April. The rally added $4 trillion to stock values, surpassing the bullish yearend predictions of many U.S. equity strategists in less than four months.
While stock strategists debate whether to raise performance targets, investors must grapple with the fear of missing out and, in the wake of the fourth quarter’s market drop, the desire for capital preservation. Just how much anxiety that mental battle creates is a good gut check on how much volatility you can stomach without panicking in a downturn. So while marveling at the market’s seemingly relentless rise, evaluate whether you have enough set aside in emergency savings, if your allocation to stocks is out of whack and whether you can tick off all the boxes in “https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-personal-finance-basics/" target="_blank">The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Investors.”
To move beyond the basics and find opportunities, Bloomberg turned to its panel of six market experts for ideas on where to best stash a $10,000 windfall right now. Suggestions range from investing in new profit cycles tied to environmental, social and governance considerations to riding the wave in emerging markets and wagering on unloved euro-zone equities. Bloomberg Intelligence ETF analyst Eric Balchunas highlights exchange-traded funds that provide ways to invest around those themes, and looks at how his picks performed in the first quarter.
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