Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of the longest bull market in history, however global slowdown fears are creating serious questions over whether the record run can continue.
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U.S. markets are on track for their worst week of 2019, so far, amid deepening worries across the globe. In China, February data showed exports collapsed 20.7% from a year ago. In Europe, new stimulus measures were announces to prop up the faltering economy. And in the U.S., February’s weaker-than-expected employment report sparked a debate over future jobs growth.
Despite the concerns, Fidelity Investment global macro director Jurrien Timmer said the bull market still has legs.
“As long as the other fundamental factors that I look at remain true, which is that earnings are growing, the Fed has gone on hold, valuations are reasonable, this bull market can continue,” he told FOX Business’ Connell McShane on “Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast” on Friday.
Yet according to Timmer, there are many investors that missed the record run because they don’t trust the market.
“They’re still traumatized by the global financial crisis even though it was 10 years ago or 11 years ago and they’re waiting for the other shoe to drop,” he said.