According to Alcosta Capital's Research, Stock Prices Are Set to Rise in 2017

SAN RAMON, Calif.--()--Erick Ormsby, the CEO of Alcosta Capital Management, who has been managing money since 1991, says that, according to historical norms, the S&P 500 stands a good chance of being even higher a year from now if it follows past patterns. Alcosta is an independent registered investment advisory firm.

“We believe the U.S. economy is poised for accelerating growth, as we embark on a period similar to the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was President”

How high can stock prices go? Based on the type of market we're currently in, the S&P 500 has historically risen an average of 20% in the 12 months following stock prices reaching an initial new high, according to Ormsby's research. That new high was reached on July 11, 2016. Given the historical record as well as policies likely to be implemented by President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration, "our belief is that, despite various risks, from today's levels the S&P 500 may be as much as 15% higher by the end of 2017," says Ormsby.

"We believe the U.S. economy is poised for accelerating growth, as we embark on a period similar to the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was President," adds Ormsby. Among the contributing factors during this time: Ormsby expects "fiscal stimulus from lower tax rates, reduced regulations for businesses likely allowing for more efficient operations and lower administrative expenses, and significant spending on infrastructure spurred by government incentives."

Inspired by the October 1987 crash to search for undiscovered companies that would someday grow into household names, Ormsby's career in financial management got a jump start before he even finished college when he vaulted into the top ten in the 1992 U.S. Investing Championship, which helped finance his degree in managerial economics.

Ormsby, a highly respected securities analyst and portfolio manager, worked at three top tier investment firms, a global hedge fund, a San Francisco Bay Area money management firm and Merrill Lynch before starting Alcosta Capital Management in 2002.

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