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The Stock Market: Another Week Of New Historic Highs

Apr. 11, 2021 12:07 PM ET4 Comments
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John M. Mason


  • The stock market keeps hitting new historic highs, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock index hitting its twentieth new historic high for the year.
  • The movement of the stock market this year has been a general movement with almost everything moving up, a trend that encourages investment in passive investment vehicles.
  • Analysts have tried to identify individual causes for why the stock markets have performed the way they have, but such a general rise in stocks seems to point one way.
  • The Federal Reserve continues to do its best to keep the financial markets liquid and to support the stock market and the economy, and this seems to be the main factor behind the market rise.
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For the last three weeks, I have written about the stock market and the new historic highs that have been reached during the past week.

Again, this past week, new historic highs were hit once again. What can be said?

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John M. Mason writes on current monetary and financial events. He is the founder and CEO of New Finance, LLC. Dr. Mason has been President and CEO of two publicly traded financial institutions and the executive vice president and CFO of a third. He has also served as a special assistant to the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D. C. and as a senior economist within the Federal Reserve System. He formerly was on the faculty of the Finance Department, Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania and was a professor at Penn State University and taught in both the Management Division and the Engineering Division. Dr. Mason has served on the boards of venture capital funds and other private equity funds. He has worked with young entrepreneurs, especially within the urban environment, starting or running companies primarily connected with Information Technology.

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Comments (4)

stoney500 profile picture
Why not! Don’t forget the Fed? How about the ONLY think stopping a 5 year overdue market collapse is the Fed
@stoney500 , That is very true.
John, are we wearing blinders now? Respectfully, there are tons of other active concerns relevant to US Markets and GDP.

1) US experts now estimate 54 to 56 percent of Americans will be vaccinated under the current Biden Program. After that, Trump's base will resist vaccination. And there have always been anti vac'ers. The Biden Administration has to be prepared for AFTER easy part.

2) COVID19 has been mutating. As long as morons refuse vaccination, EVERYONE is at risk of newly mutated pandemics.

3) US Supply Chains are suffering now and remain at risk in the future.

4) Duration is a major factor in ultimate outcomes. Is the US Fed ready for the current situation to last indefinitely, with no fixed end?

5) The 2022 US Elections will be held while all this continues apace. The Democrats control of Congress might vanish due to a single statement from a Democrat in public or in private.
So far, bearish market divergences seem to be few and far between.
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