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lplresearch.com After the least volatile third quarter for the S&P 500 Index since 1963, volatility has come back in a big way over the past six weeks. One of the big themes from Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle was … Continue reading →
lplresearch.com This question is being asked a lot following last week’s midterm election results, in which the Republicans held onto the Senate and the Democrats claimed control of the House. In one sense, these results may not matter for U.S. stocks. … Continue reading →
lplresearch.com The midterm election is now behind us, so we’ve highlighted our thoughts below on what Congress’ flip could mean for different asset classes, including specific sectors that stand to win or lose from policy developments. Stocks U.S. stocks staged a … Continue reading →
lplresearch.com Last week’s sharp equity sell-off broke months of historic calm for U.S. stocks. As investors clamor for answers, we’ve provided our biggest takeaways from the bond markets response to the volatility. Domestic credit markets were resilient, even as global equities fell the … Continue reading ....
lplresearch.com Longer-term yields have recently shown a feat of strength not seen in more than seven years. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, the 10-year Treasury yield has closed at or above 3% for 10 consecutive trading days, … Continue reading →
lplresearch.com Here it comes, the scary month of October. Many investors have bad memories of this month, mainly because it has had some spectacular crashes. In particular, 1929, 1987, and 2008 are a few of the years that saw October scar … Continue reading →
lplresearch.com China has started unloading Treasuries, signaling that they could use their $1.2 trillion in U.S. government debt as a potential bargaining chip in trade negotiations. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, China’s Treasury holdings declined to a … Continue reading →
lplresearch.com 2018 continues to be a solid year for U.S. equities, even in the face of many well-documented concerns (we’re looking at trade worries and the flattening yield curve here). Want some good news? The calendar may quickly become a bull’s … Continue reading →
lplresearch.com Recent economic reports have been scrutinized for clues on inflation, especially after the August jobs report pointed to the fastest wage growth of the economic cycle. However, current inflationary pressures aren’t as threatening when compared to historical standards. As shown … Continue reading...
lplresearch.com Daily Insights Emerging market debt woes continue. After a difficult August, the headwinds may continue for emerging market debt (EMD) in the short term. South Africa’s currency weakened after data showed their economy fell into a recession for the first … Continue reading →
lplresearch.com Emerging market (EM) equities have experienced significant selling pressure this month amid the U.S. and China’s ongoing trade dispute and the crisis in Turkey, which has sparked contagion fears an…
lplresearch.com The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced last Wednesday that it would keep interest rates unchanged, a decision that markets largely expected. However, the FOMC upgraded its view of the e…
lplresearch.com The S&P 500 Index is up approximately 8% since May when we were bombarded with warnings to “Sell in May and Go Away.” Remember, the worst six months of the year historically have taken place fr…
lplresearch.com Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.1% in the second quarter, slightly below consensus expectations for 4.2% growth. However, as our LPL Chart of the Day shows, the print was one of the highes…
lplresearch.com Another quarter of stellar earnings growth is likely on tap. Consensus estimates are calling for a 21% year-over-year increase in S&P 500 Index earnings, setting up a second straight quarter of…
lplresearch.com Last week, we took a closer look at the yield curve to show why an inverted yield curve didn’t necessarily mean a recession was right around the corner and why years of economic growth and stock ma…
lplresearch.com Second-quarter earnings season kicks off this week, and S&P 500 companies are expected to report an eighth consecutive increase in quarterly profits. Consensus estimates are calling for a 21% y…
lplresearch.com Daily Insights Retail sales gain in June. Retail sales grew for a fifth straight month, rising 0.5% in June to match consensus expectations. Initial figures for May reported last month were revised…
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