Let me preface everything I am about to say with this: I do not have a crystal ball.

In fact, no one does.

Anyone who says they can accurately forecast the future is trying to sell you oceanfront property in Kansas.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t examine trends to find investable ideas with the highest probability of occurring.

In this episode of The Bull & The Bear, I give you my bold prediction for the stock market in 2022.

Growth Stocks vs. Value Stocks: No Comparison

There’s an ongoing debate within the investing community as it tries to answer one question: Which is a better investment, growth stocks or value stocks?

The chart below could hold the answer.

This is the Wilshire Growth/Value Ratio chart. It divides the Wilshire U.S. Large-Cap Growth Index by the Wilshire U.S. Large-Cap Value Index.

It’s a basic way to compare large-cap value stock performance versus large-cap growth stock performance.

When the ratio is moving higher, it means growth stocks are outperforming value stocks. Conversely, when it’s moving lower, value stocks outperform growth stocks.

The ratio peak was in 2000 when internet stocks were all the rage and sent growth stocks through the roof.

In today’s episode of The Bull & The Bear, I’m going to tell you what that chart means and how it relates to my bold stock market prediction for 2022.

More Money & Markets Predictions for 2022

The Money & Markets team has more bold predictions and insights into what’s on the horizon in 2022:

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Matt Clark, CMSA®
Research Analyst, Money & Markets

Matt Clark is the research analyst for Money & Markets. He is a certified Capital Markets & Securities Analyst with the Corporate Finance Institute and a contributor to Seeking Alpha. Prior to joining Money & Markets, he was a journalist and editor for 25 years, covering college sports, business and politics.