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 is the Editor-in-Chief of Young and The Invested (opens in new tab), a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of parents and children. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea (opens in new tab) newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.


Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for Kiplinger.com, and the Managing Editor for InvestorPlace.com before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 


You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley (opens in new tab).