Increased geopolitical tensions out of North Korea is one downside catalyst to watch this year for the stock market, according to JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade.
Kinahan said the selloffs seen in the markets over the past few months were North Korea driven.
On the flip side, one upside catalyst could be another strong earnings season, which starts in just a matter of weeks. The last two reporting seasons saw double-digit year-over-year gains, which helped push stocks to fresh record highs.
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