Stock Market Crash Coming? 7 Wall Street Pros Make Their Predictions Investorplace.com
Impact Investing Forum 2022
London. Dec 07-08, 2022.
December is when the stock market outlook for the new year dominates financial news. Many are wondering if a stock market crash could jolt Wall Street in 2022, and if so, how should they position their portfolios. Therefore today, we’ll review predictions from seven market pros.
The past year has been one of the strongest of recent memory on Wall Street. So far in 2021, the bellwether indexes — the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 indexand the NASDAQ 100 index are up about 19%, 28% and 29%, respectively.
When we take the pulse of numerous stock market outlooks, we note that most pros remain cautiously optimistic for the new year. Given the inflationary pressures as well as uncertainty regarding potential new variants of Covid-19 and persistent supply-chain issues, many analysts point out that 2022 might be the year to be selective in what stocks to include in portfolios.
In other words, diversification with a view to including shares that do well in inflationary times seems to be a recurring theme.
Repeating the stellar performance of 2022 may not be easy for broader markets. However, seasoned investors realize that in the near term, choppiness is a given on Wall Street. But over the longer term, investing in equities remains one of the soundest ways to prepare for the future, especially retirement years.
Against that backdrop, we’ve gathered a sampling of outlooks from seven market pros: