MARKET IMPLICATIONS

04.11.2017

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As we head further into 2017 our market analysis focuses on several topics to help us better understand market implications. By identifying positive from negative implications we can aim for a clearer picture of the economic environment. The following summary was derived from LPL Research’s Weekly Market Commentary, March 20, 2017 Some of the topics […]

First Quarter 2017 Earnings Preview: Double Digits?

04.11.2017

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First Quarter 2017 Earnings Preview: Double Digits?  

STOCK MARKET OUTLOOK 2017

03.01.2017

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GEARS ARE TURNING, BUT PARTS MAY NEED GREASE Earnings are the key to 2017 stock market outlook. S&P 500 earnings passed an important milestone in 2016, returning to growth in the third quarter after mildly contracting for several quarters during an extended mid-cycle earnings recession. Expected mid- to high-single-digit earnings gains from corporate America in […]

SPINNING OUR WHEELS

09.29.2016

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The one-year anniversary of the S&P 500’s all-time high took place on May 21, 2016. Stocks have largely been spinning their wheels for the past year. TheS&P 500 has failed to return to its May 21, 2015, record high for 12 months. Stockshave actually been spinning their wheels for even longer, considering the S&P 500 […]

BREXIT REFLECTIONS

09.29.2016

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The United Kingdom’s unexpected decision to leave the EuropeanUnion sent markets reeling in late June. On June 24, 2016 the S&P suffereda 3.6% decline, its worst day of 2016. But that loss was muted in comparison tothe 8.6% drop in Europe’s EURO STOXX 50 Index — its biggest one-day loss in30 years — or the […]