S&P 500 Rally: Go Active for Your US Stock Investing

US stock indexes closed at new record high this week, but it raised speculation that how long this rally will last. Is now the time to go active for your US exposure?

Karen Kwok 19 August, 2016 | 12:19PM
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US stocks gained momentum in the first two weeks of August, with all three major US indexes ended at new record closing highs for the first time since 1999. But can the rally continue?

Positive news was in the air: rising oil prices and upbeat US job data growth helped send three major US indexes, Dow Jones Industrial Averages, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, to their all-time highs twice in August alone.

But new highs raise speculation on how long this rally will last. Despite the fact that the US economy’s fundamentals are increasingly positive with more encouraging economic data, minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting show policy makers split on timing of next interest rates rise.

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Aviva Investors US Eq Inc 1 GBP Inc221.12 GBP-0.20Rating
Heptagon Yacktman US Equity C USD Acc322.84 USD0.75Rating
JPM US Equity Income C Net Inc4.12 GBP-0.93Rating
SPDR® S&P US Dividend Aristocrats ETFDis68.97 USD0.64Rating

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk