Los Angeles, February 28, 2017 - Today SWI publishes its monthly QuickPicks Portfolio Performance Report. Has it been fueled by the return of the "Animal Spirit", defined John Maynard Keynes as the "ineffable but crucial element of optimism and risk taking that would fuel gains for stocks." or by solid SWI research. SWI has been publishing its QuickPicks Performance Reports for the last two years, reporting consistent increases over the same period of time. You be the judge.
Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve looks at it a little more rational “I think market participants likely are anticipating shifts in fiscal policy that will stimulate growth and perhaps raise earnings,” Yellen said.
Here is our somewhat smaller universe of this bigger picture: SWI QuickPicks are up 4.5% within the last 4 weeks for a total of 28% since inception.
Is this Bull Market going to continue, or is reality going to set in? Not may analysts agree, although many have become somewhat more cautionary. Some more facts to consider:
Stocks typically have a trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 15; they now hover at a trailing P/E of about 25. The forward 12-month PE is 17.7, above the 10-year average of 14.4.
Nevertheless, our picks have continued a steady rise throughout all the ups and downs of opinions and trading levels during this last year. The SWI QuickPicks Report represents the consolidation of respected third party analysts and SWI's own research.