Ed Yardeni is president of Yardeni Research, as well as a markets and economics expert with decades of experience on Wall Street. He is also the driving force behind www.yardeniquicktakes.com, a comprehensive investment research and commentary website.

In this MoneyShow MoneyMasters Podcast episode, which you can watch here, Ed explains why he’s so positive on the outlook for the stock market – something that earned him the nickname “Wall Street’s Most Bullish Forecaster” in a recent article.

Ed believes we aren’t in a recession and we won’t be in a recession anytime soon. He sees the Federal Reserve only cutting interest rates twice in 2024 – if that – but believes markets can handle that just fine. Ditto for the “resilient” economy. One thing that has helped: The Fed has gotten better at “Whac-a-Mole” in the wake of the Great Financial Crisis, intervening to keep things like the early-2023 bank failures from spiraling out of control and leading to a massive credit crunch.


Ed goes on to share a truly contrarian take on commercial real estate...his three favorite sectors for the quarters ahead...why this environment looks like the mid-1990s...and the one thing that DOES worry him most right now. Finally, he lays out a roadmap for why we should see the S&P 500 hit 5,400 by year end, 6,000 a year later, and 6,500 in 2026.

If you want to learn more from Ed in PERSON, be sure to see him speak at the Investment Masters Symposium Silicon Valley, set for May 7-9, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Click here to register.

Enjoy the segment – and I’ll be back in touch with my next podcast in a week!