May Preview

Weekly Economic CommentaryIn May, market participants will be paying close attention to the Fed, employment data, French elections, and the start of an important seasonal cycle for stocks.

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Will This Sixteen Be Sweet?

March MadnessIn the spirit of the exciting NCAA college basketball tournament, we have compiled our “Sweet 16” for the markets…

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Recession Watch 2017

Recession WatchOur Recession Watch Dashboard is showing an overall low risk of recession starting within the next year.

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Taking Stock of Technicals and Sentiment

LPL Market ResearchFebruary may be the shortest month of the year, but it also tends to be a month of stock market corrections — especially during a post-election year. Since 1950…     Read the entire article.


I Want My GDP: Nowcast Preview For Q4 2016

Weekly Economic CommentaryWith the first (“advance”) estimate of GDP for Q4 2016 coming at the end of the week, Fed NowCast models are forecasting an average real growth of 2.5%…

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January Game Plan

footballWe will be monitoring many significant events this month, including fourth quarter earnings, Chinese New Year, and the first FOMC meeting of 2017…

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Outlook 2017 – Gauging Market Milestones

outlook-2017Presenting LPL Research Outlook 2017.

Irrational Exuberance Part Two?

LPL Market ResearchConsumer confidence breaking out to new post-recession highs confirms the bull market in equities…

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Holiday Shopping Preview

holiday-shoppingWe see several reasons to expect consumers to potentially open up their wallets this holiday season, including…

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Earnings Update: The End of a Long Drought

cubs-logoThe earnings recession was not quite as long as the Cubs’ World Series drought, but we — like Cubs fans — are glad the drought is over…

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*Article Correction – The Cubs drought was 108 years.