Dear Valued Investor, The penultimate month of the year is often a time to reflect and offer thanks. And while economic and geopoliticaluncertainty can overshadow the positives, there are things to be thankful for.
Making economic forecasts and stock market predictions can be humbling. It’s especially tough when you expect stocks to go higher and get a big drop instead.
Looking back on the first half of 2023, it’s probably fair to say the outcome has been a bit better-than-expected for the stock and bond markets, especially compared to 2022’s tumult.
LPL Research explains why they remain steadfast in their belief that investors’ patience will be rewarded
LPL Research’s Outlook 2023: Finding Balance provides perspective on what’s been happening and what may lay ahead in the market, economy, and more.
LPL Research discusses why there may be emerging reasons to believe that the next year may be more constructive than the last.
Stocks and bonds are both down significantly. Elevated food and gas prices continue to stretch budgets, and higher interest rates have increased borrowing costs.
LPL Research discusses elevated uncertainty in financial markets due to high inflation and rising interest rates.
When it comes to stock market performance, August was “the best of times, and the worst of times.
LPL Research discusses why last week was epic for market-watchers, as wells as what could be in store for August.