Main Street’s Uncertainty Climbs

Recent U.S. economic data have been sending a lot of conflicting signals, and Wall Street’s economic outlook is more clouded than at any point of the cycle. Because of this, we thought we’d provide some direction from Main Street via the latest Federal Reserve’s (Fed)...

Market Update: Mon, Jan 22, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights Earnings season off to a slow start but it’s early. With just 55 S&P 500 Index companies having reported results, fourth quarter earnings growth for the index is tracking to a 14.2% year-over-year increase, below the 15.8% consensus...

Weekly Market Drivers | LPL Financial Research

Stocks post fourth week of gains on trade talk progress, U.S. corporate earnings US: S&P 500 Index +2.9%, Dow +3.0%, Nasdaq +2.7% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 +2.3%, German DAX +2.9% France CAC 40 +2.0%, U.K. FTSE 100 -1.2% Asia: Japan Nikkei +1.5%, China Shanghai...

LPL Financial Advisors’ Top Tweets: December 2018

We appreciate the opportunity to continue exchanging ideas and information with LPL advisors on social media. Here are some shares from December, when volatility spiked: Vivienne K. Schleu, CPA  of Alpina Financial Consultants, LLC in Boca Raton, FL, reassured her...

Market Update: Fri, Jan 18, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights Stocks continue to grind higher. Major indexes opened higher today, with the S&P 500 Index already posting gains in three of the four days so far this week. The volatility that has marked the last three months has been nowhere to be found...

Government Shutdown Enters Uncharted Territory

The U.S. government is in Day 27 of a partial government shutdown, now the longest in history. Past shutdowns have largely been a nonevent for the U.S. economy and stocks. Business and consumer confidence indicators usually decline and government spending drops during...