20 Expert Market Outlooks for 2019

Wall Street’s analysts and market experts have scores of unique investing ideas and perspectives as we begin the new year.

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Wall Street’s analysts and market experts have scores of unique investing ideas and perspectives as we begin the new year. But one common thought across dozens of 2019 market outlooks: Nothing will come easy for investors.

Where will the American stock market go in 2019? What sectors will shine – and which ones will fall to the back of the pack? Will Chinese equities rebound? Will cryptocurrencies find their way back into favored status among aggressive investors?

Experts from across the spectrum – from Wall Street’s most prominent stock-analysis outfits to “boutique” shops that specialize in just one or two corners of the market – have delivered their market outlooks for 2019. Kiplinger’s has published its own insights: our economic outlook and our guide on where to invest for the year. But we suggest also taking in the analyst community’s views on stocks, bonds and beyond.

Digest these key 2019 market outlooks to find investment ideas that fit your portfolio in the new year. They include price targets for the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, economic forecasts and various investing strategies.

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from market outlooks provided by analysts. Many of these outlooks were provided throughout the month of December, and thus are based on varying market levels at the outlooks’ time of publication. Analysts can and do update their price targets and outlooks as market conditions change. This article is simply a snapshot of different expert views entering the new year.

Kyle Woodley
Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com

Kyle is senior investing editor for Kiplinger.com. As a writer and columnist, he also specializes in exchange-traded funds. He joined Kiplinger in September 2017 after spending six years at InvestorPlace.com, where he managed the editorial staff. His work has appeared in several outlets, including U.S. News & World Report and MSN Money, he has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, and he has been quoted in MarketWatch, Vice and Univision, among other outlets. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism.