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Stock Market Trend Forecast Outlook for 2020

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2020 Dec 31, 2019 - 06:05 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

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The Stocks bull market is on course to end 2019, it's 11th year up by 24% with the Dow's last close of 28,462 against 23,062 of 31st Dec 2018.


My expectations for virtually the whole of this year has been for the Dow to target a trend towards at least Dow 28k by the end of the 2020, including to expect a Santa rally of sorts to materialise.

1st March 2019 - Stock Market Trend Forecast March to September 2019

Therefore my forecast conclusion as illustrated by the below chart is for the Dow to target a trend to at least Dow 28,000 by Mid September 2019. 

Initially the Dow looks set to correct during March to approx 24,500 before rallying to attempt to break above 27,000 during May, a correction from which should set the scene for an eventual breakout to 28,000 by Mid September.

30th Sept 2019 - Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast Oct to Dec 2019

Therefore my forecast conclusion as illustrated by the below chart is for the Dow to target a trend towards Dow 27,500 by the end of this year following a significant correction during October that could see the Dow trade as low as 24k.

(Charts courtesy of stockcharts.com)

23rd Oct 2019 - Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast October Update

Therefore my forecast update as illustrated by the below chart is for the Dow to continue to target a trend to at least Dow 27,500 by the end of this year following a significant correction low that has likely shifted a couple of weeks into Mid November.

Stock Market Analysis 2020

This is my overall outlook for what to expect for 2020, i.e. that seeks to answer whether the Dow will end the year higher or lower and by roughly how much. Which I will follow up with a series of in-depth pieces of analysis that typically conclude in 2-3 month trend forecasts, similar to that for 2019, with the first detailed trend forecast to be completed during January.

But first an overall road map of what to expect for 2020!

REMEMBER QE IS FOREVER!

My consistent message since QE money printing began a few weeks prior to the birth of this stocks bull market in March 2009, my message has been that once QE money printing starts then it NEVER ENDS! So LEVERAGE once self to the perma money printing INFLATION MEGA-TREND. Invest in assets that are LEVERAGED TO INFLATION.

And so it has been for the whole of 2019, even in the wake of the Fed's apparent unwinding of its balance sheet from about £4.4 trillion down to $3.75 trillion as the below graph illustrates -

April 30th 2019 - US House Prices Trend Forecast 2019 to 2021

QE4EVER!

A reminder folks that regardless of Fed propaganda and what you read in the mainstream press QE is 4 EVER! Once it starts it doesn't stop. As I iterated 2 months ago in my stock market analysis at the start of March (Stock Market Trend Forecast March to September 2019)

So why has the the stock market soared, what is that the stock market knows that most commentators and economists fail to comprehend? We'll for one thing there are the dovish signals out of the Fed which go beyond a pause in their interest rate hiking cycle in response to a subdued inflation outlook. Similarly the worlds other major central banks have their own reasons to avoid rate hikes, most notable of which is the Bank of England that has been busy propagandising the prospects of a NO Deal Brexit Armageddon in attempts to scare Westminister into avoiding EXITING the European Union in anything other than an ultra soft BrExit.

So on face value the stock market is clearly discounting not just a more accommodative interest rate environment but that QE REALLY IS FOREVER! Once it starts it DOES NOT STOP! As evidenced by the Fed's balance sheet first having exploded from about $800 billion to over $4.5 trillion, all to bailout the banking crime syndicate by inflating asset prices such as housing and stocks so as to generate artificial profits for the central bankers banking brethren. But none of this news, for I have written of it for a good 10 years now that QE will never stop as the worlds central banks will repeatedly expand QE to monetize government debt.

So I would not be surprised that WHEN the next crisis or recession materialises, QE will resume, by the end of which the Fed balance sheet will likely have DOUBLED to at least $8 trillion. And it is this which the stock market is DISCOUNTING! Just as has been the case for the duration of this QE driven stocks bull market that clearly paused during 2018 in the wake of mild Fed unwinding of its balance sheet. So forget any lingering Fed propaganda for the continuing unwinding it's balance sheet, the actual rate of of which has slowed to a trickle and thus we are probably near the point when the Fed ceases unwinding it's balance sheet because as I have often voiced that once QE starts it does NOT STOP!

So whatever form the NEXT crisis takes, the Fed will be at hand to print money and double its balance sheet, as it will periodically continue to supports asset prices such as housing which cannot be printed. We'll not until we see start seeing house building 3D printing drones emerge from the machine intelligence mega-trend that will fly around in swarms and erect designer houses anywhere on the planet.

So it was only a matter of time before the Fed started the printing presses rolling once more and this without any obvious reason to do so, other than that the Fed MUST avoid any chances of a recession during an election year which is precisely what the Fed has now succeeded at doing!

RAMPANT MONEY PRINTING that makes a mockery of the propaganda of Fed unwinding QE that many swallowed for much of 2019. What this means is that there is NOT going to be a recession in 2020! So you can forget about all of the recession noise in the mainstream media of recession risks for stocks.

Long-term Trend Analysis

The rest of this analysis has first been made available to Patrons who support my work: Stock Market Trend Forecast Outlook for 2020

So for immediate first access to ALL of my analysis and trend forecasts then do consider becoming a Patron by supporting my work for just $3 per month. https://www.patreon.com/Nadeem_Walayat.

My next 2 pieces of analysis are already underway that I am to complete within the next 24 hours or so.

  • AI Stocks buying levels 2020
  • British Pound trend forecast
Scheduled Analysis Includes:
  • Gold / Silver Updates
  • UK Housing market series
  • Stock Market Trend Forecast 2020
  • Machine Intelligence Investing stocks sub sector analysis
  • US Dollar Index

Your Analyst wishing ALL a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 - Sheffield City Centre Christmas Lights Eve Party Fun

By Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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Nadeem Walayat has over 30 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem's forward looking analysis focuses on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and housing market. He is the author of five ebook's in the The Inflation Mega-Trend and Stocks Stealth Bull Market series that can be downloaded for Free.

Housing Markets Forecast 2014-2018The Stocks Stealth Bull Market 2013 and Beyond EbookThe Stocks Stealth Bull Market Update 2011 EbookThe Interest Rate Mega-Trend EbookThe Inflation Mega-trend Ebook

Nadeem is the Editor of The Market Oracle, a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication that presents in-depth analysis from over 1000 experienced analysts on a range of views of the probable direction of the financial markets, thus enabling our readers to arrive at an informed opinion on future market direction. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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