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  • Weekly Market Performance – Recovery Signs Emerge
    Market Blog Friday, April 16, 2021 Index Performance View enlarged chart. U.S. and International Equities The major United States markets were higher this week. The S&P 500 Index was this week’s best performing major index while the Nasdaq Composite gained … Continue reading →
  • LPL Street View: Three Things That Scare Us
    Market Blog Friday, April 16, 2021 The bull market rally continues and the economic data keeps getting better and better. Things do look really good here and if you’ve followed us long enough, then you know we’ve been expecting an … Continue reading →
  • Three Things That Scare Us | LPL Daily Market Update
    Friday, April 16, 2021 Top Story Three Things That Scare Us LPL Research Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick outlines three economic and market phenomenon that may have the potential to put the scare into even the most ardent optimist. Watch … Continue reading →
  • Stimulus Matters Pt. 2: Retail Sales Surge in March
    Economic Blog Thursday, April 15, 2021 It has been a volatile year in 2021 for the retail industry, but improving COVID-19 trends and fiscal stimulus have improved the outlook. Weather-related disruptions and a high January watermark led to a soft … Continue reading →
  • Sector Makeups Are Very Different Around the World
    Markets Blog Thursday, April 15, 2021 Is it time to add international stocks to portfolios? Valuations are attractive in Europe and Japan relative to the United States. The environment is favorable for the value style—and international markets are full of … Continue reading →
  • Positive Sentiment Lifts U.S. Stocks | LPL Daily Market Update
    Thursday, April 15, 2021 Top Story Sector makeups are very different around the world We see several reasons to at least consider giving international equities a closer look, including valuations and an improved outlook for value stocks. However, a look … Continue reading →
  • LPL Market Signals: Earnings Season is Here
    Market Blog Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Stocks are back at all-time highs while the economy is quickly improving, now comes first-quarter earnings season. This week on the LPL Market Signals podcast, Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and Equity Strategist Jeff … Continue reading →
  • Four Reasons The Future Looks Bright For The Bulls
    Market Blog Wednesday, April 14, 2021 “I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.” George Burns The bull market continues, with the S&P 500 Index now up more than 10% in … Continue reading →
  • This Bull Market Still Has Time | LPL Daily Market Update
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Top Story Some bullish stats Even though the bull market is up more than 80% from the 2020 lows, there are multiple reasons to think this bull market has time left. A strong start to the … Continue reading →
  • Is there Seasonality in the Bond Market?
    Market Blog Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Growth and inflation expectations are widely known fundamental variables used in determining fair value for fixed income securities, but are there seasonal patterns that exist in the bond market that can help investors determine … Continue reading →