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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

After a mixed first half of the year and a solid third quarter, stock markets weakened considerably in the closing weeks of 2018. Turmoil in the financial markets is never a pleasant experience for investors, and that’s why we...

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Another year is drawing to a close, but so far neither market volatility nor market-moving headlines have shown any signs of winding down. As we reflect on a challenging 2018 and look for bright spots in 2019, confidence in continued...

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

LPL Research Video Update The potential outcomes of the midterm elections have been dominating the news cycle lately, and we know from history that the markets typically do not like uncertainty. With the Democrats taking control of the...

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Stocks just had their worst one-day drop since February, as a combination of higher bond yields, U.S./China tensions, nervousness over the upcoming midterm elections, six straight months of gains, and worries about peak margins this...

 

Monday, September 10, 2018

It’s back to school for students all across the country, and whether it’s the first week in kindergarten, high school, or college, parents and students alike are excited yet probably nervous at the same time. What will the...

 

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As we look back on the month of July, the standout stories for the summer so far have been strong U.S. economic growth and surging corporate profits. Although tariffs continue to grab headlines and may raise investor concern, it...

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

So far this year, the return of the business cycle has brought the fiscal policy changes that were expected to propel economic activity and the financial markets higher in 2018. Policy remains a key theme to watch. Tax cuts, a more...

 

Friday, April 6, 2018

The month of April has opened with some volatile market swings, accompanied by speculation of an escalating trade war. It’s during times like this that we need to take a step back, avoid getting caught up in the headlines, and...

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

After more than 18 months of nearly uninterrupted advances, the U.S. equity markets started declining last week, with a large sell-off on February 5, 2018. Although it is always difficult to endure these declines when they’re...

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

View Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle

 

Friday, January 19, 2018

PLEASE JOIN US: LIVE WEBINAR Market update and outlook with J.P. Morgan Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 PM Please join us to hear insights on today's most critical economic and investment topics from Dr. David Kelly, Chief Global...

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

During the past several weeks, we’ve seen news headlines dominated by everything from extreme weather to heightened geopolitical risks, with speculation on policy changes in the U.S. an ongoing hot topic. With so many events...

 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The LPL Research Midyear Outlook: A Shift In Market Control states the following four themes may be key to the markets over the balance of 2017: Monetary policy: Slow path to normalization. Maintaining economic growth without...

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It’s still early in the year, but a lot has been happening both in markets and the economy. The stock market has gotten off to a strong start in 2017, the S&P 500 followed up 2016’s 12% return with a 1.9% gain in January....

 

Monday, February 27, 2017

It’s still early in the year, but a lot has been happening both in markets and the economy. The stock market has gotten off to a strong start in 2017, the S&P 500 followed up 2016’s 12% return with a 1.9% gain in January....