Moderate Growth Ahead | Weekly Economic Commentary | July 1, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS Fundamentals continue to support steady but moderate economic growth. Even if growth slows, the U.S. job market continues to be a bright spot. Productivity growth is the key to sustaining a virtuous cycle. Progress on trade is central to our growth...

Midyear Outlook 2019: Client Letter

We are pleased to announce the release of the LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets, with investment insights and market guidance through the end of 2019. LPL Research believes that even as investors face...

Portfolio Compass | June 19, 2019

COMPASS CHANGES Bank loans view lowered from Neutral to Negative/Neutral Industrial metals view lowered from Neutral to Negative/Neutral INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS We maintain our year-end 2019 fair value target for the S&P 500 Index of 3,000. Despite a slight...

Stocks and Fed Rate Cuts | Weekly Market Commentary | June 17, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS Stocks have benefited recently from increasing hopes of a Fed rate cut, although investors probably won’t get one this week. Stocks’ historical performance after initial Fed rate cuts has been mostly positive, but it has been greatly dependent on the...

Setting The Stage | Weekly Economic Commentary | June 17, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS The Federal Reserve is scheduled to announce its next policy decision June 19. We think a language change is more likely than a policy change at this meeting. Economic fundamentals are still sound, but the Fed must address plans to mitigate trade risk....