Can Stocks Continue to Rise in 2014?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) has had a great run in 2013, but can the streak continue next year? The answer may lie within the reason stocks are up so much this year. The market has really been driven by multiple expansion, not earnings growth, as indicated by the increase in the Dow's P/E ratio to 16.4 from 14.5 a year ago. 

Next year, we'll have to see economic growth and earnings growth to have another strong year on the market. Erin Miller sat down with Fool contributor Travis Hoium so see what he sees of next year. Travis thinks investors should look for strong dividends right now with upside potential if the economy does well. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) , Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL  ) , and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) provide the kind of upside he's looking for. Find out more in the following video. 

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  • Report this Comment On December 08, 2013, at 9:23 PM, psychdude1 wrote:

    Sure stocks can continue to rise if the fed will continue to pump money into the market. Pity the day the false employment numbers force them to reduce the flow of cash into the market. Since nothing is going on in the way of real growth and parttime employment is the new fulltime hope the market bubble deflats slowly and does not burst.

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