The stock market could increase another 10 percent this year if the U.S. were to settle its trade war with China and reach a new North American Free Trade Agreement, Jeremy Siegel told CNBC on Thursday.
The S&P 500 was already 7 percent higher for the year as of Wednesday’s close.
“The next few months are going to be a challenge,” said Siegel, the Wharton School finance professor who for years correctly called the march higher on Wall Street. He recently became a bit more cautious.
“But if we can get China [and] NAFTA settled, I see a 10 percent pop in the market because I think that’s the kind of 800-pound gorilla keeping a lid on prices now,” Siegel said on “Squawk Box.”
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