US stock indexes hit record highs – but will it last?

Experts suspect the stock markets' success will not last long.

by

    About this time, almost 90 years ago, the worst stock market crash in US history was about to begin. Billions of dollars were lost, and the world spiralled into the Great Depression.

    However, the picture now is very different with US stock indexes more than tripling in the past eight years. And with possible tax cuts on the horizon, investors could be reaping more financial gains.

    But others suspect the stock markets' success will not last so long.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.