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  • Treasury Yields After Recessions End
    Economic Blog It may be a year or more before the end of the recession is officially called, but gauging from the growth we’ve seen since April, it may already be over. If that’s true, it’s a good time to … Continue reading →
  • Market Update: Tue, Nov 24, 2020 | LPL Financial Research
    Daily Insights S&P 500 Index opens higher on greater political clarity. Markets don’t like uncertainty, and the release of transition funds by the General Services Administration and certification of election results in Michigan both point to less of a chance … Continue reading →
  • Rising COVID-19 Cases Could Pressure the Recovery
    Economic Blog COVID-19 cases have been rising in several regions around the world, prompting many countries to implement new restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. Governments in a few European countries have rolled out what has been dubbed … Continue reading →
  • Market Update: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 | LPL Financial Research
    Daily Insights Stocks opened higher. S&P 500 Index opened about 0.4% higher as market participants continued to weigh the COVID-19 threat against vaccine prospects. Stocks responded to positive COVID-19 trial results from AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University. Asian markets … Continue reading →
  • Weekly Market Performance – Economic and Market Data Does Not Always Mix
    Market Blog Index Performance   US and International Equities This week, as some of the economic news was pointing to worries of a potential economic slowdown, some areas of the stock market are looking ahead to a potential economic recovery. … Continue reading →
  • Leading Indicators Signal Economic Recovery Slowing
    Economic Blog   Leading economic indicators are confirming what high-frequency data has been telling us for weeks: The rate of the domestic economic recovery, while still positive, is slowing. On November 19, the Conference Board released its October report detailing … Continue reading →
  • Market Update: Fri, Nov 20, 2020 | LPL Financial Research
    Daily Insights US markets open modestly mixed. US equities opened mixed this morning following Thursday’s afternoon rally. Investors bought equities Thursday on COVID-19 vaccine progress and an eventual economic turnaround, in spite of higher COVID-19 numbers and continued Washington gridlock … Continue reading →
  • Europe’s Lockdown 2.0 May Be Smarter
    Economic Blog Real-time European COVID-19 and economic data provides an insight into how the pandemic is affecting economies around the world. We’re monitoring real-time data because traditional economic data is too slow to pick up the changes that are occurring. … Continue reading →
  • Market Update: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 | LPL Financial Research
    Daily Insights Virus concerns mount. Stocks opened slightly lower this morning as COVID-19 spread has increased concerns that the economic recovery may be knocked off track by additional restrictions and changing consumer behavior. The S&P 500 Index is poised for … Continue reading →
  • 5 Noteworthy Charts To Watch As Stocks Soar
    Market Blog First, the big economic data point this week was retail sales. Although the headline number was a little light at 0.3% versus an expected 0.5% gain month-over-month, it still hit another new all-time high along the way (source: … Continue reading →