The economy is improving, but not so much so that the Federal Reserve will rapidly scale back stimulus, says Doug Roberts, chief investment strategist, Channel Capital Research. He tells Alisa Parenti that means continued stock gains.
Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist, Schaeffer's Investment research, says investors might not quite believe it, but today's record heights for the stock averages will continue. He joins Joan Doniger for Stock Talk.
Wall Street chooses to see an "OK" April jobs report as one that confirms its own upward bias, says Jim Awad of Plimsoll Mark Capital. And he says milestones like Dow 15-thousand tend to draw investors in a time when they should be more cautious than ever.
Stop waiting for the stock market correction, says Jim Paulsen of Wells Capital Management. It might have happened already. So he thinks this May could break with its losing history of the past three years, and be surprisingly good for stocks.
What goes up, must come down. And Frank Braddock of JHS Capital Advisors is concerned that when the stock market does go down again, it will scare off a whole generation of investors. Braddock talks about the market's current emphasis on feelings over facts, and how it's necessary to be tactical.
Wall Street seems determined to confound the experts and continue to seek out record territory. And Russell Croft of the Croft Value Fund says investors who buy in now aren't making a terrible mistake if they focus on the right areas.
Investors know the factors that reined in the economy during the first quarter will remain with us for a while, says Kevin Mahn of Hennion and Walsh Asset Management. And that will rein in the stock market, too.
The investors who've taken the Dow and S&P to record highs now want to be reassured that they've done the right thing, says Chuck Carlson of Horizon Investment Services. And even though the first-quarter earnings reports are just "OK," they seem to be giving investors what they need.
Chuck Lieberman of Advisors Capital Management wonders why Wall Street is letting the bears take the lead in reacting to first-quarter earnings reports. And he thinks the minutes-long Twitter-hack crash will have a long-lasting impact on many investors.
We've certainly had an outstanding first quarter but the market has now begun to sputter, says Ted Weisberg, president of New York's Seaport Securities. Weisberg tells MarketWatch Radio's Jim Asendio that corporate results could become a problem if they continue to be a mixed bag.
Liz Miller of Summit Place Financial Advisors thinks investors are suffering from an abundance of caution - and that's why we're seeing such choppy trading. She joins Joan Doniger for MarketWatch Stock Talk.
Kevin Mahn of Hennion and Walsh Asset Management sees the wild swings the market's been making this week continuing while investors re-adjust their economic expectations. He joins Joan Doniger for MarketWatch Stock Talk.
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