The Financial Crisis Is Officially Over – And One Sector's Stocks Are on the Rise, Crypto Coins News

The Financial Crisis Is Officially Over – And One Sector's Stocks Are on the Rise, Crypto Coins News

  • Financial stocks hit an all-time high on Thursday for the first time since the financial crisis.
  • The NYSE also rocketed higher, signaling more gains ahead in 2020.
  • Financial and bank stocks look like a good bet to enjoy another bull market next year.

The S&P 667 Financials sector made its way to an all- time high of on Thursday for the first time since (**************************************************************. More than a decade after the housing bubble crippled US financial markets, it seems bank stocks have finally made a full recovery.

Strong performance among financial stocks helped boost the overall market as well, with the NYSE running up to (*********************************************************. 51, its highest level in nearly two years.

Is Another Cliff Coming for US Stocks?

Seeing financial stocks regain their footing after 17 years is a triumphant moment for US markets, but it begs the question of whether or not history will repeat itself.

Many question whether thecurrent market is sustainable, arguing it’s largely been propped up by the Fed’s quantitative easing. Without that crutch, skeptics worry stocks can’t sustain their upward trajectory.


Bearish analysts havesounded the alarmabout the housing market in recent months once again, andpredicting market bubbleshas become a favorite pastime among finance gurus.

Still, strong economic data and continued market success have the bulls predicting another strong year in 2020

Will History Repeat Itself?

This chart suggests the stock market will trend up next year. | Source:Ryan Detrick / Twitter

If historical performance is anything to go by. , the bulls may be right.

Each of the past eight times the NYSE climbed to new highs, the market rose by 3.7% or more in the subsequent months. Six-month returns were positive in seven of the eight instances.

That suggests that despite worries about inflated valuations and political uncertainty, 2020 is likely to deliver another bull run.

A Bumper Year for Bank Stocks in

************************** Next year could be a big one for bank stocks. | Source: Matej Kastelic /

Indeed, could be a bumper year for investors. With a Chinese trade deal seemingly all-but-completed and the Fed unlikely to start raising interest rates anytime soon, conditions look favorable.

Art Hogan of National Securities is expecting double-digit returns

from the S&P 580 next year as calm and certainty return to Wall Street.

Financials, he said, will be a top performer alongside biotech and med tech. He’s not alone, either. Of all of the brokerages tracked by CNBC, every one is betting on financials in


Brokerages are betting on financials to headline the market in 218943. | Source:Yahoo Finance

Of course, that may sound counterintuitive when you consider how low the Fed has taken interest rates. But the negativity surrounding the Fed’s cuts is likely already priced in, making the sector

a good value

bet according to Bank of America analyst Savita Subramanian.

While the Fed doesn’t appear to be considering a rate hike in the near-term, banks will likely benefit from the fact that the bank isn’t going lower either. The past few years have been trying for banks as they struggled with declining interest rates and thus, lower profitability.

As (of the Fed’s 21 members said they intend to keep rates constantthrough 2020 and the other three foresee a rate hike, the environment for bank stocks looks promising.(Why *** Stocks are Insulated Against Political Uncertainty

Of course, the stock market will have to contend with some political uncertainty in as the election heats up. While most agree that aTrump victory would be the best thing for stock markets, a Democrat candidate may not be quite as detrimental as Wall Street initially predicted.

Healthcare stocks, which are also seen rising into the new year, could be hurt by a Democrat candidate as many are threatening to overhaul the industry completely. With that said, even the most progressive candidates agree thata gradual approachto revamping America’s healthcare is in the nation’s best interest.

Bank stocks, though, look largely insulated from the political drama. As the industry is already heavily regulated, a candidate from either side of the aisle is unlikely to upset the group much. That makes the financial sector a good place for investors to avoid the election drama.

This article was edited by (Josiah Wilmoth) ************************************************


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