Prep for What’s Next with LPL Financial Research’s Outlook 2019

This time of year is typically reserved for looking back, but LPL Research’s Outlook 2019 is anything but typical. Our upcoming edition will look at the important factors impacting the current bull market, such as policy, volatility, and business spending—and the...

United States-China Trade Deal Follow-up

Investor confidence got a boost after President Donald Trump declared his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit December 1 “an amazing and productive meeting.” Both parties agreed to return to the negotiating table in earnest, with President...

Market Update | Dec 13, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Trade tensions cooling. China has resumed soybean purchases for the first time since tariffs were put in place, and more corn shipments could be next according to a Bloomberg report overnight. China also indicated it would provide greater...

5 Takeaways from Current Volatility

Last week was a tough week for stocks, with the S&P 500 Index down 4.5%, the worst performance since March. So what are some things investors should consider? To help answer that question, here are five takeaways on the near-term outlook for stocks. We continue to...

Market Update | Dec 10, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Retesting October-November lows. The S&P 500 Index fell 4.6% last week, its worst week since March, leaving the index in line with the lows of the latest correction. Losses were driven primarily by three issues: the risk that U.S.-China...

Looking Ahead to 2019 | Client Letter by John Lynch

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, we feel confident in continued steady growth in the U.S....