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.

Can’t Stocks and Bond Yields Just Get Along?

LPL Market ResearchSurging bond yields have not spooked stock market investors. The latest sharp move higher in bond yields has caused stock market investors to ask the question, At what point do higher interest rates potentially begin to hurt stock prices?

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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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What A Week!

election2016We reflect on last week’s surprising stock market reaction to Donald Trump’s unexpected election victory…

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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.

Halloween Special: What Might Scare the Markets

jack-o-lanternIt’s Halloween, so what else could we do but write about what might scare the markets? We know from the financial media, measures of investor sentiment, and mutual fund outflows from equities and into bonds that investor nervousness is widespread. Some concerns are related to …

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