The Dow Jones ended above 14,000 points for the first time in more than 5 years! Could it go higher? Are retail investors coming back in a big way?
"I would say in the 30 years I've been watching it, this is the least amount of retail interest waiting for a pullback, or waiting to jump in that I've ever seen," said Scott Wren, senior equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors, which focuses on retail investors. "Probably and unfortunately for a lot, it's going to be a lot higher before they get in."
Wren said the move to 14,000 is at most psychological and won't be that important to disenfranchised investors. "When you run into people at parties, unless they're in the business ... the stock market isn't even a point of discussion. There's very little conversation. There's very little excitement about the market," he said. "It feels to me like there's a little bit of chasing going on, but not very much at all. I don't expect it any time soon."
Source: Yahoo! Finance.
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As long as there are still investors out there who are sceptical of the stock market, who are heavy in bonds and cash for their perceived safety, there is room for stocks to go even higher. When everyone is bullish on stocks, when there is no one left who would stay away from the stock market, then, the fuel is spent.
So, pick out a few good stocks which are still undervalued and hold on to them. However, this does not mean that we should avoid trading for some short term gains in the meantime. After all, share prices climb a wall of worries in an uptrend and do not go up in a straight line.
1. Noises, voices and choices.
2. Be comfortable with being invested.
3. Tea with AK71: A frog in a well.