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Wed Dec 26, 2018, 03:41 PM

401K corporate matches pushing the markets higher?

This is the week that many corporations match their employee contributions to their 401K. IOW, the markets will be flooded with new stock purchases this week. Is this what's driving the markets higher this week?

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Reply 401K corporate matches pushing the markets higher? (Original post)
Yavin4 Dec 2018 OP
onenote Dec 2018 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #2
ooky Dec 2018 #3
still_one Dec 2018 #4
fescuerescue Dec 2018 #5

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 03:51 PM

1. No.

If you check the historical data, the stock market generally moves very little during the week between Christmas and New Year's. In some years, it has declined over that period. Volume is usually lower than normal.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 03:59 PM

2. Investors taking advantage of last week's slump, I think.

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Wed Dec 26, 2018, 04:01 PM

3. Bargain hunters are out today

like vultures on road kill.

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Wed Dec 26, 2018, 04:53 PM

4. No. It went up because the stocks were severely beaten down, and they believed the valuations

were a good time to buy

The same issues of uncertainty remain though.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 07:34 PM

5. Companies stopped doing 401k matches during the downturn

Unless they started up again in the last couple years, I seriously doubt it.

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