The outlook for the U.S. economy is as good as it's been since the financial crisis, but not so for the stock market.
After a near 30 percent gain in 2013, the S&P 500 index is up more than 150 percent since bottoming out at under 700 in 2009. The irony is that while the dismal post–financial crisis economy has consistently underperformed expectations, the stock market has soared. And now that the economy looks like it's picking up momentum, financial experts worry that stock prices could be headed for a fall.
CNBC spoke to financial advisors, investment strategists and economists about their top concerns on the economy and investment markets heading into the new year.