Investments You Need To Make For 2015
There are ton of ways to play the stock market. You always need a general idea of where you want to invest though and with the US Economy recovering better than the rest of the world, oil prices way off their peak, the fed raising short term rates in 2015, and the dollar appreciating investing in US companies that do their most of their business domestically is a great way to play the market in 2015.
Read about other investing and diversification ideas for 2015.
But for now, the bullish case is not only intact, it’s strong. A vibrant stateside economy will provide strong support for U.S. stocks, while Europe’s woes will create some compelling bargains. Analysts expect earnings growth in 2015 of 8% to 10%, on average, for companies in the S&P 500. With shares in the broad market selling at 16 times estimated 2015 earnings, prices of U.S. stocks carry a slight premium, but are nowhere near the peak levels of past market tops. And plenty of themes—from lower oil prices to a rising dollar to a stronger consumer—could pay off for investors in 2015.
The most interesting play going on right now is how to invest in oil. You can get a bargain right now on some oil companies like Schlumberger which has been beaten up by the market and is a value or you can bet that lower prices are here to stay and invest in oil derivatives like PPG Industries which makes paint, and Goodyear tire betting that lower gas prices will get consumers to drive more. There are also some great arguments for buying hotel and healthcare stocks.
Where you should invest your money in 2015.
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About Shaun Archer Tatum Shaun works in corporate finance in New York City. He has done financial consulting for several start-ups and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. He has contributed several finance/investing articles on Seeking Alpha which have been published on Yahoo! Finance.