Fundamentals Will Be Key for Stocks in 2024

May 15, 2024

By ldraper on May 15, 2024

In this video, we look back at the market strength from Q1 and consider what could help the market regain momentum despite the recent volatility.

Key Takeaways

  • Market peaks tend to cluster together over long-term economic and market cycles.​
  • The S&P 500 boasted 24 record highs in the first quarter and stocks had their best start in 5 years. The S&P peaked at the end of March, and April saw the return of downward volatility. ​
  • Over time, stock prices follow expected earnings and earnings growth is the primary driver of total return. Expected earnings growth in 2024 could further support positive equity performance. ​
  • Reaching new highs with a complex macro and geopolitical backdrop may result in market turbulence, but we are confident that healthy earnings growth will be key to driving returns. We encourage investors to focus on fundamentals and stick to their long-term investment plans.

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