Here are some key takeaways from a new report from the National Association of Securities Dealers.
The report comes amid a major shift in the global economy and a number of factors are likely to increase volatility.
The study focuses on the fundamentals of a growing economy, and it looks at how companies are adapting to new technologies, financial institutions and consumer behaviors, including the rising demand for cryptocurrencies.
Key findings: The economy is expected to grow by 3.5% in 2018 and to add 3.6% to the year.
The unemployment rate is expected at 4.4%, down from 4.6%, according to the CBOE index.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.9% in March from 4% in February.
The CBOE is predicting a gain of 1.5 percentage points to 2.5 percent in 2019, which is expected by the CBOe to be a negative sign for economic growth.
The CBOE forecast for the consumer and business spending components is unchanged.
Consumer spending will increase by 3% in 2019.
Business spending will be flat.
Overall, the report projects the gross domestic product will grow by 2.6%.
The report notes that investors are focused on the outlook for growth, with a range of positive and negative indicators.
Investors will be encouraged to buy stocks and bonds that are expected to increase in value and to hold the S&P 500 index higher.
Investors also are buying stocks in the S-3 index, which tracks companies’ performance over the past three years, which will increase in price.
In the past, investors have been encouraged to hold equities, but this time, they are more likely to be focused on companies that have positive growth prospects.
“The outlook for inflation has stabilized,” said Robert Jones, chief economist at the Bipartisan Policy Center, which advocates for lower tax rates and stronger economic growth, in a statement.
Despite these positives, investors are skeptical of companies that are performing well in their segments, including healthcare, education and transportation.
While healthcare spending is projected to increase by 2%, the CBO forecast that spending on education will fall by 4%.
Transportation spending is expected increase by 1%, according the report.
As of now, the CBO says, there are more than 1,400 different cryptocurrencies that can be bought and traded.
In order to buy a crypto, you need to know its market value, the name of the company it is traded for and a reference price.