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LPL Research’s Outlook 2024 | A Turning Point

LPL Research’s Outlook 2024: A Turning Point delivers market insights on what we can expect in the economy, policy, stocks, and bonds for 2024. In 2024, WE BELIEVE MARKETS will make a definitive turn to a more recognizable place. En route, the transition will be...

How the Consumer Saved the Fed | LPL Street View

Dr. Jeffrey Roach, Chief Economist for LPL Financial gives a few reasons why the Fed could tighten and not inflict as much pain as originally thought.

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Buybacks Are Back | Weekly Market Commentary | February 26, 2024

Buybacks Are Back | Weekly Market Commentary | February 26, 2024

After a brief lull in 2023, buyback activity appears to be back this year. A resilient U.S. economy, easing inflation pressures, and expectations for an eventual shift to interest rate cuts have given corporate America confidence to boost authorized share repurchases. These companies have a history of outperforming the broader market and tend to have more exposure to momentum, value, and growth factors. While buybacks also reduce share count and help support earnings growth and valuations, they can also help limit downside volatility during periods of selling pressure.

Treasuries: Who’s Buying and Why It Matters | Weekly Market Commentary | February 20, 2024

Treasuries: Who’s Buying and Why It Matters | Weekly Market Commentary | February 20, 2024

As the Federal Reserve (Fed) continues with its Quantitative Tightening (QT) program, questions abound regarding the Treasury Department’s expanding funding needs. The QT program is designed to reduce the Fed’s balance sheet — now $7.7 billion down from $9 billion — after Treasury notes (mostly) were bought after economic concerns intensified during the COVID-19-related pandemic. Households and, perhaps surprisingly, foreign investors have been buyers recently, and with the amount of Treasury supply coming to market, both will need to keep buying.

Outlook For U.S. Economy Continues To Brighten | Weekly Market Commentary | February 12, 2024

Outlook For U.S. Economy Continues To Brighten | Weekly Market Commentary | February 12, 2024

When we wrote the annual outlook last November, the data was mixed. Some metrics hinted at emerging cracks in the economy while others suggested the growth trajectory in capital markets and the economy had legs. So, the variety of the data produced the narrative that business activity in the New Year would grow on an annual basis but experience some bumps in the first half of the year. Now, enter the revisions.

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LPL Research’s Outlook 2024 | A Turning Point

LPL Research’s Outlook 2024: A Turning Point delivers market insights on what we can expect in the economy, policy, stocks, and bonds for 2024. In 2024, WE BELIEVE MARKETS will make a definitive turn to a more recognizable place. En route, the transition will be...

Midyear Outlook 2023 | The Path Towards Stability | July 12, 2023

Midyear Outlook 2023 | The Path Towards Stability | July 12, 2023

At LPL Research, our 2023 investing outlook started with a theme of returning to normalcy. Considering 2022’s market volatility and the aftereffects of the pandemic, the idea of finding balance was certainly a welcomed change. It’s a theme we could all embrace six...

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