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  • Weekly Market Performance – May 22, 2020: Stocks Solid in the Midst of Health and Political Challenges
    Market Blog Index Performance – Week ending 5/22/2020 Performance as of 1:30 PM ET S&P 500 Index:  2.96% Dow Jones Industrial Average:  3.03% Nasdaq Composite:   3.30% Equities US equities delivered solid returns this week. With three hours to go in … Continue reading →
  • Market Update: Fri, May 22, 2020 | LPL Financial Research
    DAILY INSIGHTS Memorial Day Holiday. LPL Financial and the markets will be closed Monday, May 25, in recognition of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 26. Stocks pared earlier losses and opened slightly lower. The S&P … Continue reading →
  • Leading Indicators Signal Potential Bottom
    Economic Blog Leading economic indicators are signaling that the pace of economic deterioration may be slowing. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), a composite of leading data series, fell 4.4% … Continue reading →
  • Market Update: Thurs, May 21, 2020 | LPL Financial Research
    DAILY INSIGHTS Memorial Day Holiday. LPL Financial and the markets will be closed Monday, May 25, in recognition of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 26. Equities head lower. US stocks opened lower after Wednesday’s rally, … Continue reading →
  • Some Encouraging Real-Time Data
    Economic Blog Most economic charts we look at in the LPL Research Department look alike. Many segments of the US economy came to an abrupt halt in March when the lockdowns and business closures began, making most economic charts covering … Continue reading →
  • Market Update: Wed, May 20, 2020 | LPL Financial Research
    DAILY INSIGHTS Memorial Day Holiday. LPL Financial and the markets will be closed Monday, May 25, in recognition of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 26. Stocks trend higher. Stocks opened higher after a weak showing … Continue reading →
  • What Happens When The Bear Ends?
    Market Blog The incredible rally off the March 23 lows continues for equities, with the S&P 500 Index now up more than 32% in 40 trading days. As impressive as the rally has been, we do have some near-term concerns, … Continue reading →
  • Fed Says No to Negative Rates
    Economic Blog There’re plenty of people who think negative interest rates are a good policy. But we don’t really think so at the Federal Reserve. And I think it’s an area of real uncertainty in the central banking world. -Fed … Continue reading →
  • Market Update: Tues, May 19, 2020 | LPL Financial Research
    DAILY INSIGHTS Digesting Monday’s rally. Stocks opened slightly lower this morning after yesterday’s solid gains amid optimism surrounding vaccine development and progress toward reopening the economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s 60 Minutes interview also helped propel stocks to a … Continue reading →
  • Street View: Strength of Small Business Owners
    Economic Blog As the economic data continues to pile in, much of it is showing some of the largest drops ever. Not surprisingly, small businesses are also suffering, as the NFIB Small Business Survey for April dropped significantly for the … Continue reading →