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Goldman Sachs: Four Reasons the Stock Market Will Move Sideways Until the End of the Year

Steady as she goes
A Wall Street sign hangs in New York, U.S.

A Wall Street sign hangs in New York, U.S.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

"Flat is the new up," Goldman Sachs says. The team of analysts led by David Kostin are telling clients that they still don't think the stock market will do much through the end of 2015. 

After delivering double-digit gains in recent years, Goldman doesn't expect the S&P 500 to go much of anywhere. Its outlook currently calls for an index at 2,100 at the end of this year, up just barely from 2,091, as of Monday's open.