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5 Factors Influencing the Stock Market

The strength of the second-quarter rally in equities came as a surprise to many investors. As the quarter-end approaches, there is heated debate between bullish and bearish investors about the outlook for the remainder of 2020. Bullish investors cite the gradual easing of social distancing restrictions and massive policy support as fuel for a durable stock market recovery.

Bearish investors cite the recent surge of COVID-19 cases as an indication that the nascent economic recovery will be short-lived, increasing the likelihood of a stock market correction. Given the high level of uncertainty and the potential for emotions to overcome rational thought, investors should consider the five factors likely to influence the path for equities:

Sarah Goldberg
Sarah Goldberg

Sarah is a seasoned financial market expert with a decade of experience. She's known for her analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to communicate complex financial concepts. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance, is a licensed financial advisor, and enjoys reading and traveling in her free time.

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