A September stress test might be in the immediate future for the stock market despite the success of the last eighteen months.
Part of the reason why we could see this according to Houston financial planner Richard Rosso is because of the time of year that we are in, especially with a lot of people just coming back from summer vacation.
“You’re in a period right now where you might see a little more volatility,” Rosso explained. “You’re in a period right now where there isn’t much news. The market might consolidate from the big move that we had.”
This is also ramping up the talk that we are closer to a recession than we would think. Rosso doesn't completely buy in, but knows of one thing that could set it off.
“If anybody can blow this up, it’s the Federal Reserve. It has been that way in the past. There’s no reason to think that it’s going to change now. That’s your greatest catalyst to breaking all of this euphoria in the market,” Rosso said.
Despite the gloom and doom predictions, there are also predictions that this bull market has room to grow by another 10% before the end of the year.