The market watcher who predicted the December plunge believes the new highs are sustainable.
Ned Davis Research’s Ed Clissold cites a better-than-expected earnings season as a key factor in his bullish forecast.
“Expectations have been lowered so much that it’s not going to take a whole lot of good news for companies to beat estimates,” the firm’s chief U.S. strategist said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Futures Now.”
According to Clissold, despite fears of an earnings recession, the ingredients were never quite evident.
“If you look at the earnings expectations across the board, there isn’t one or two sectors that are showing that this is a big risk at this point,” he said. “So, the odds of a major earnings collapse seem pretty low at this point.”