The latest data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed that the US economy is growing, with retail sales rising last quarter and the unemployment rate at a 10-year low.
But for those of us who have been keeping tabs on the current global economic turmoil and the potential for a new wave of global wars, the economy is still in a precarious state.
And that is what worries many investors, especially those who hold equities, bond funds and foreign stocks.
There is a risk that the current situation could quickly shift and push prices of both stocks and bonds lower, according to Chris Ragan, chief investment officer of Fidelity Asset Management.
That is why he recently told Bloomberg that the S&P 500 index will lose more than 3 percent over the next year.
As the US government continues to fight off a potential global pandemic, many people are asking whether the US could fall into the same economic hole that Europe and Japan are currently in, where the economy has fallen into a deep slump.
While the economic outlook is grim for the US, it is not a total disaster for investors.
As the Fed continues to pump money into the economy, there are plenty of stocks that could be attractive, and some that could potentially outperform the market, Ragan said.
In this article, we look at why there is still so much optimism among some investors about the future of the US stock market.
Read MoreHere are the 10 reasons investors should be keeping their eyes on the US equity market.1.
There are more companies investing in the US than ever before.
The stock market is still growing.
The S&s index for the Southeastern US is up more than 17 percent in 2017, while the S+p index for Southern states has risen just 4.6 percent.
This is a testament to the strength of the stock market in the past decade.
However, investors should not lose hope, because investors can still make a strong return on their investment.
The S&ips for the Northeastern US are up nearly 16 percent, and the S-p for Southern US is at record highs.2.
The economy is slowing down.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up by 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, and this is the fastest expansion since 2009.
The recovery has slowed somewhat from the recession of 2008, but it is still far from over.
There is a lot of uncertainty around the future and there is little doubt that the stock markets are still undervalued, according Ragan.3.
There may be a short-term surge in earnings growth.
A big reason investors have been bullish about the stock and bond markets is the fact that companies are taking advantage of rising earnings growth in the U.S. economy.
A strong stock market can attract investors who are willing to pay a premium for growth, and that has helped the stock industry rebound in recent years.
There are many companies that are outperforming the market over the past year.
The Nasdaq Composite is up 5.3 percent, while Apple is up 3.3 and Netflix is up 1.3%.4.
The US economy has been growing for the past three years.
The average annual growth rate over the last five years is 1.6%, and there have been no periods where growth has been less than 1 percent, according Bloomberg.5.
The Fed continues its efforts to stimulate the economy.
The Federal Reserve began buying bonds in December 2016 and has increased its purchases of assets, such as mortgage-backed securities, in order to increase its balance sheet and keep the economy on track.
There have been several signs that the Fed is making headway with its efforts.
The agency recently announced that it will raise interest rates for the first time in three years, and it has been working to lower the rates on bonds.
It has also taken steps to boost the economy through new policies, such the extension of unemployment benefits and an increase in the minimum wage.
The Fed has been trying to help the economy by boosting the pace of economic growth, which is one of the reasons investors are bullish about this market.6.
The dollar is falling.
The USD is down almost 1 percent against the greenback over the first nine months of 2017.
The dollar is down nearly 1 percent this year compared to the year before.
The decline is partly due to a weakening dollar and a stronger US dollar relative to the yen, which means foreign investors have a cheaper currency to buy American goods.
Investors may also be paying a higher price for goods and services in the United States, and there are some signs that this is beginning to reverse.7.
The stock market has been rising since last spring.
In fact, the Dow Jones industrial average has risen nearly 30 percent since the beginning of the year.8.
The price of stocks is rising.
As long as there is a strong dollar and strong inflation, investors will continue to buy stocks, especially in sectors such as healthcare and