25 Data Points To Recap 2018 Markets
To celebrate Christmas 2018, Milton compiled a list of 25 data points to help recap financial markets in 2018.
- S&P 500, Dow, Nasdaq at or near bear market.
- Equity markets suffered worst monthly losses since October 2008.
- 2018 daily market volatility worst since 2011.
- Fed raised rates four times during 2018.
- Defensive utility stocks outperformed other sectors.
- Financials or energy sectors are worst performers during 2018.
- Stock market out-performers.
- Stock market under-performers.
- 2019 market unicorns with IPOs likely over $1 billion.
- Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft all held #1 rank for market cap during 2018.
- Cash is best performing asset class in 2018 beating stocks and bonds.
- S&P valuation is 14x based on Wall Street consensus of $170.
- Argentine Peso lost 50% of its value and needed IMF bailout.
- Venezuelan inflation driving local prices to rise uncontrollably.
- US unemployment lowest since 1969 and wage growth over 3%.
- Crypto mania zapped during 2018.
- Chinese GDP growth slowing during Q4 2018.
- Eurozone growth slowing with Italy recession looming in 2019.
- Oil down near 40% impacting high yield markets into 2019.
- China loves EVs with 18% being electric in 2018.
- FAANG has lost $1.3 trillion in market cap since 52-week highs.
- US auto above 17 million SAAR for fourth year in a row.
- US housing starts rose 5% in 2018 driven by multi-family.
- US consumer spending +3.5% in Q3 2018.
- Wall Street median price target for 2019 is 3,000.
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