Wells Capital’s James Paulsen has been bullish — correctly — throughout much of the bull market that began in March 2009. But now, Paulsen says that a key sentiment indicator that has predicted many former declines is flashing a warning signal.
Wells Capital’s Jim Paulsen says he thinks the market might climb some more, but then come back down amid headwinds that include high valuations and interest rate increases.
Nearly six years into the bull market, the S&P 500 is trading at somewhat elevated but far from euphoric valuations. But in a recent note, Wells Capital’s James Paulsen says that doesn’t tell the whole story of the overall market’s valuation.
Wells Capital’s Jim Paulsen sees some short-term weakness ahead for stocks, leading him to recommend shifting some money from cyclical stocks into more defensive sectors.
Could 2014 finally be the year that long-simmering inflation fears boil over? Wells Capital’s Jim Paulsen thinks it just might be. “In the last five or six years we’ve been worried about nothing but deflation and weak growth,” Paulsen tells Yahoo Finance’s Breakout, “so it’s very difficult to imagine that we might get to a point where we’re worried about an overheated economy again, but I think we’ve got a shot at that (this year).” Paulsen says a number of factors — a new dovish Federal Reserve chairman, tightening labor market, rising factory capacity utilization rate, rising commodity prices — […]