Five Things That Could Drive Stocks Higher This Year

Luke Suddards

3 months ago5:45 mins

Five Things That Could Drive Stocks Higher This Year

In investing, you always want to look for opportunities where the upside potential looks bigger than the downside. And at its current levels, the S&P 500 may be one of those – at least for the next few months. Let’s take a look at the five factors that are likely to drive the key US stock index higher between now and the end of the year…

1. Flows: where the money is likely to move.

The index is likely to see a rush of buying interest, mostly fueled by three types of market players. First are the rules-based traders known as Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs): they’ve overall been betting against the index for a long time, and Goldman Sachs estimates we could see more than $200 billion in buying from these types of investors if the S&P 500 climbs from here. CTAs are trend-followi

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