What Investors Can Expect in the Second Half of 2024

|July 6, 2024
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And just like that… we have officially entered the third quarter.

It feels like just yesterday Shah was predicting market volatility would rage in 2024, even as stocks climb higher and higher.

He was right on all counts.

In the first half of the year, CNN’s Fear & Greed Index flipped from Fear to Greed… and then back again.

Multiple times.

Fear & Greed Index - Year to Date

And all the while, as predicted, markets have been hitting new all-time highs, again and again. It’s happened more than 30 times since the start of the year.

Yes, these are prosperous times for folks with strong stomachs…

Especially, as Robert explored here on Tuesday, in the murky world of crypto.

“What happened to Bitcoin?” asked one reader in the wake of its recent dip.

While still up roughly 40% for the year, Bitcoin is down from its March peak. The pullback, Robert explained, may be the result of profit taking among investors.

It makes sense that some folks would want to lock in gains after such a monumental run-up.

But with many analysts – including Robert – predicting that Bitcoin will soar past $100,000 during this bull cycle, the pullback may very well be a buying opportunity for those gifted with an iron gut.

After all…

Having a tolerance for stock volatility is one thing. But crypto is on a whole other level.

Still, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic in the second half of 2024 and beyond.

Bitcoin, in particular, has something HUGE going for it. You can read about it in Robert’s piece from Tuesday here.

Or you can keep scrolling for links to everything else we published this week below.

Note: When Bitcoin takes off, smaller cryptos follow. But three ultra-cheap coins have captured institutions’ attention for their potential to not just trade in Bitcoin’s wake… but to one day overthrow the “King of Crypto.”

Their technology is better in practically every way. Yet right now, these lesser-known coins are trading for a tiny fraction of what Bitcoin and Ethereum are going for. Click here to learn more about them.

Alex Moschina
Alex Moschina

Alex Moschina is the associate publisher of Manward Press. A gifted writer, editor and financial researcher, Alex’s career in publishing began more than a decade ago when he worked at one of the world’s leading providers of academic research and reference materials. Alex first cut his teeth in the realm of investing when he joined the team at White Cap Research in 2010. There he was charged with covering emerging market trends and investment opportunities. A stint as senior managing editor and editorial director at the prestigious Oxford Club followed. A frequent speaker at conferences and events, Alex has led educational workshops across the U.S. and Canada.