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Is the market correcting itself?

With daily volatility, the stock market has made numerous attempts at rallies the past year, but they have fallen flat because of the Chinese economy, plunging oil prices and U.S. Federal Reserve actions.

Don't bail out just yet


The Dow Jones industrial average finished the first week of 2016 down 6.19 percent, its worst five-day kickoff to any year ever. With the Dow finishing the week 11 percent off its all-time high, stocks are now in bear-market territory, and investors hope the selling is over.

Definitive stock predictions for 2016

Now that the dust has settled on 2015, it’s time to enjoy the flood of predictions coming from well-known (and not-so-well-known) experts on stock market performance for 2016. I did a quick scan and came up with the following.

•┬áJulian Emanuel, a strategist at UBS global finance services company, expects the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to end 2016 at 2,275 amid modest earnings growth and rising interest rates, according to Forbes. That translates to an estimated 11 percent return for the year.

A new year: Investing in 2016

The aging bull market will finally fall to the bear. In approximately three weeks, fourth-quarter earnings reports will hit the market – and they won’t be encouraging for the average investor.

Reviewing the year and forecasting the next

Some of the biggest gains in the “Town Crier 50” stocks in 2015 were also several best performing big-cap stocks.

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