Stocks opened strong on Monday, after the market’s impressive performance throughout the week. Tesla was also weighed by Elon Musk’s pledge to sell 10% of his stock after a Twitter poll.
The past week saw quarterly earnings reports from Disney, PayPal, and Coinbase. The reports were a mixed bag, but the stocks ended the week with a bang. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had a stellar week and the other indices and crypto in general.
It appears that investors don’t care about inflation
Inflation isn’t on the minds of investors because of the strong performance of the stock market. If profits were to normalize, then inflation would probably become a concern to some investors. However, earnings growth is likely to stay strong for another two years.
The strong performance from the stock market has been a big help when it comes to company profits. The S&P 500 is up, and it has also outperformed expectations. This helped the earnings of many companies to beat estimates.
Bitcoin is going to the moon
The price of Bitcoin seems like it’s taking off like a rocket once again. The price of Bitcoin is up, and no indicators are pointing to a downward trend. If anything, the price of Bitcoin will only go higher, as will other cryptocurrencies as well. The main factor behind the massive price of Bitcoin is the growing interest among investors. More and more people are starting to see Bitcoin as a legitimate asset that can be used for investment purposes.
What does all of this mean for the average investor?
The markets have been going strong recently, and the past few days have been a particularly good for investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, NASDAQ Total Market Index, and the Russell 2000 Small Cap index all did great.
There are a few different factors that have helped the markets perform to this level. First, the economy is growing, and it’s driven by a lot of company profits. Second, interest rates are low, and it has helped companies to boost profits as well. Third, interest rates are likely to stay low for another year. Each of these factors will be the reason why the market continues to do well.
The stock market seems to be on an obvious uptrend even though some storm clouds are on the horizon. Inflation is still a concern, and it’s also a factor that investors should be aware of. However, the stock market is confident that inflation will not be a big issue for at least another year.
What will 2022 bring to investors?
The stock market is expected to continue to do well in the long term. However, a few indicators could cause a little bit of a correction in the long term. Nevertheless, the current trend is too strong to correct, and the stock market is more than likely to remain on an uptrend for another two or three years.
The strong stock market will also be a factor that will help the economy to stay strong. The rising stock market means rising company profits, and it means increasing consumer spending as well. If inflation becomes a problem, then the stock market will probably go through a correction.
The current trend in the stock market is a primary reason why investors are so happy. The strong performance will continue to be the main factor behind the strong economy.