New York, NY (PRWEB) December 07, 2012
In a recent Profit Confidential article, contributor and financial expert Mitchell Clark reports that, while the stock market just recently bounced back from an oversold position, earnings growth is expected to be flat for the fourth quarter, the eurozone is in recession, Germany expects a tough 2013, and there is the prospect of new austerity measures in both Europe and the U.S. Offering his expert opinion, Clark suggests that this doesn’t bode well for fourth quarter 2012 and fiscal year 2013, as there aren’t too many reasons why the stock market should go upward.
In the article “Get Ready for a Zero Return Stock Market in 2013,” the Profit Confidential expert notes that some corporations increased their dividends this year, but he believes more are choosing to buy back their own shares instead.
“This means that investment capital is not being reinvested in a new plant, equipment, or employees, and shareholders aren’t really getting ahead,” reasons Clark “It’s kind of like a corporation implementing its own austerity measures, while trying to keep shareholders happy.”
Clark also believes that a lot of corporations are using this environment of artificially low interest rates to borrow money from the bond market to repurchase their own shares on the stock market.
“The interest rate cycle does favor equities at this time, but it’s a pretty good bet that interest rates aren’t going to go down any further,” states Clark, warning of the very high investment risk for stocks in the current market.
While the Profit Confidential expert believes that the annual deficit calls for austerity measures in the U.S., he concludes that new austerity measures mean the country risks falling back into recession.
“Austerity measures are a double-edged sword; they are required, but in a reasonable way,” states Clark. “… With the prospect of new austerity measures in both the eurozone and the U.S. in 2013, dividends will likely be the only investment returns from stocks.”
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