Stock market returns in the years ahead look ugly, says CMG’s Blumenthal

U.S. stock market returns are likely to be subdued in coming years, according to Steve Blumenthal of CMG Capital Management Group.

Blumenthal, at the Strategic Investment Conference 2018 in San Diego, said most metrics, from price-to-earnings ratios to dividend yields, are extremely overvalued. And it’s just a matter of time before they return to fair-value levels.

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5 Sectors Blockchain is Rapidly Changing


Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology have been at the forefront of media since their astronomical rise in value and volatility this past year. While many investors have been successful buying and selling the cryptocurrencies, the assets don't yet inspire enough confidence to be long term, trusted stores of value. Cryptocurrencies, while powerful and interesting in their own right, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what blockchain technology can do.

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Hangover Grips U.S. Corporate Bond Market After Investors’ Binge

For years, investors have gorged on corporate debt. Now they’re showing signs of being full.

Fewer orders are coming in for new bonds, relative to what’s for sale. Companies that sell notes are paying more interest compared with their other debt, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, and once the securities start trading, prices by one measure have been falling about half the time. It’s the latest signal that the investment-grade debt market is losing steam after years of torrid gains, as rising rates and talk of tariffs weigh on the outlook for corporate profit.

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