Market Watch: Stocks Could See a Double-digit Drop in the Coming Months, Warns Wells Fargo

January 06, 2020

Article by Shawn Langlois in The Wall Street Journal Market Watch

Even as geopolitical tensions continue to ratchet up, there’s much to be bullish about in the stock market in the New Year — maybe too much, according to Chris Harvey, the head of equity strategy at Wells Fargo Securities.

“There’s a lot of things to like. Rates are lower, credit spreads are tighter, the Fed has been accommodative, we’ve got some sort of resolution with trade and tariff and sentiment has improved greatly,” Harvey explained to Bloomberg in a recent podcast. “And that’s what we don’t like.”

 In other words, when everything starts turning positive and expectations go higher, that’s exactly when investors should be worried. But they don’t seem to be.

 “Typically, when people are a little bit more, what would we say, greedy, as opposed to fearful, it’s not always a great time,” he said, with a nod to Warren Buffett’s  oft-cited market mantra. “With expectations so much higher, we’re just worried that things can change and change rather quickly.’’

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