The 2016 Year-in-Revi...And Predictions for 2017
January 5, 2017
Hosted by Mark Vickery and Mitch Zacks
The 2016 Year-in-Review…And Predictions for 2017 By Mitch Zacks At the beginning of 2016, I optimistically relayed my belief that stocks would perform better in 2016 than they did in 2015. In 2015, the S&P 500 rose a paltry +1.36% on weak earnings growth propelled by the Energy sector drag. Here is a direct quote from an article I wrote in early January of 2016: “Another big part of looking ahead to 2016 is recognizing the forces that held stocks back in ’15. Earnings growth ex-Energy was healthy, so we think it’s safe to assume in the very least that there’s a ‘lane’ open for stocks to rise through. Aside from Energy, we think some of the other forces restricting stocks in 2015 should fade in coming year.” 2016 was indeed more about the fading of negatives than it was about the emerging of new positives. Hear more about 2017 and our predictions. Best, Craig
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Mark Vickery and Mitch Zacks
Mark Vickery is the Director of Research for as leading independent nvestment research firm in the country. Mark has hosted many radio shows, both online and terrestrial. Mark graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Mitch Zacks is the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management and oversees investment research activities at the firm. Mitch has spent eighteen years researching, developing and managing quantitatively driven portfolio management strategies in the equity markets. Mitch used to write a finance column for the Chicago Sun-Times and has written two books on quantitative investment strategies. Mitch graduated cum laude from Yale University. He received his M.B.A with High Honors from the University of Chicago. As managing Director of Zacks Investment Management, Mitch oversees over $3.5 billion dollars in assets under management.
Mitch has been featured on multiple television and radio shows, as he is known as someone that understandings the market and what the underlying trends may be.