Market watchers in London, the US and beyond are taking a hard look at the latest data to help determine when to trade stock markets.
For example, some investors have been holding off on buying stocks until after the election and others are buying stocks now and waiting to see how markets respond to the election outcome.
The next big thing is what will happen to the economy and the financial system, which are likely to be the focus of this year’s political debate.
Here are the key points to keep an eye on for the coming days.
What are the big trends in the market?
A strong economic recovery is in the offing.
A stronger recovery in the US is a great thing for stocks, according to Mark L. Perry, the chief executive officer of Wells Fargo Advisors.
The recovery is going to continue as long as the economy is growing, he said.
Perry has been bullish on stocks, pointing out that stock prices have gained 30% since the start of the year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has surged more than 300 points in the past week, according the S&P 500, which tracks the other major U.S. indexes.
It is a sign of a stronger economy that stocks have rallied more than double the size of the S and P 500.
The S&P 500 has gained more than 6% in the last two months, according at the close on Thursday.
Wall Street was not the only sector to take advantage of the holiday season.
The Nasdaq, which was the biggest stock market on Thanksgiving, has seen its biggest one-day gain since May, according data compiled by Reuters.
On Friday, the S &p 500 is up more than 8%.
The Dow is up 7.2% in its biggest rally in more than five years.
The Nasdaq is up 11.2%.
The S &s is up 12.6%.
Gross domestic product (GDP) rose at an annualized pace of 2.9% in January, the fastest pace since February, according preliminary data compiled on Friday by the Congressional Budget Office.
That is the fastest growth since March 2009, according a measure of the economy.
What should I look for in stocks?
While stocks are expected to rally in the coming months, they should not be confused with the Dow Jones industrial average.
The Dow is a composite index that tracks about 300 stocks.
That’s a good way to compare the overall performance of the market, Perry said.
It is possible for a stock to be a big loser, he added.
For example, the Dow could drop a lot if the stock market were to fall sharply, and the Nasdaq could gain a lot by jumping.
When should I buy stocks?
The most important thing to remember is that the best times to buy stocks are before the election, Perry told CNBC’s Squawk Box.
He added that investors should look to buy the best-performing stocks first.
“You want to buy as many companies as you can, and you should buy them on a daily basis.
There are some very good companies out there, but they may not have the same price-to-earnings ratio that the S, P, and all the others,” he said, referring to the top three stocks.
There are other ways to get better results.
Investors should also look at how the companies are doing, he pointed out.
For instance, if a company is doing better than the rest, that means the company may be more efficient.
How do I choose a stock?
A good place to start is to compare a company’s price-earning ratio to the S. The S&s is an index that measures the profitability of the company, Perry explained.
The index is a way to determine how much a company can earn per share over the long term.
The better a company does, the higher its S&ams, he noted.
The higher the S-amp, the more efficient it is, he explained.
Should I buy equities now?
Yes, the markets are looking bullish, Perry reiterated.
But if you think about it, if you were to put your money into stocks today, you would get about the same return over the next five years, Perry added.
If you were putting your money in stocks right now, the stock markets would be more volatile, he stressed.
But if you put your dollar into equities right now you would have a better return, Perry stressed.
How do stocks outperform the market during the election?
The Dow has been a big performer this year, and there are other markets where the Dow has outperformed the S in the weeks leading up to the presidential election, according Perry.
He pointed to the US housing market, which has surged by 10% in recent weeks.
But the Dow is still a little behind the S on the overall market