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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021

Stocks got off to a nice start in 2021, until the late January selloff, as everyone got GameStop fever. Should bulls worry about what a down January might mean for the rest of 2021? There’s an old adage on Wall Street that...

Friday, January 29, 2021

Top Story What About GameStop? The surge in GameStop and other highly shorted stocks has taken the country’s imagination by storm. These parabolic moves probably don’t reflect an overall unhealthy market, but institutions...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

“In the short term, the market is a popularity contest. In the long term, the market is a weighing machine.” -Warren Buffett The incredible action from some of the most heavily shorted names has investors everywhere...

Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

“If Santa should fail to call, bears may come to Broad and Wall.” —Yale Hirsh December is widely known as one of the best months of the year for stocks, but most don’t realize that the majority of the gains...

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Positive news on vaccines and recent market performance will help carry us through short-term economic weakness.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Economic Blog With Election Day a mere five days away, we at LPL Research thought we would add one last election forecaster to the mix of what we’ve presented over the last several months—as much because of what it might...

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Market Blog Now that we have your attention with that eye-grabbing title, there’s definitely something to the idea that stocks perform better the year after a sitting president wins reelection. “Think about...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

LPL Financial Research Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick reviews LPL Research’s 2020 midyear outlook on the economy, stocks, bonds, and the second half of the year.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

LPL Financial Research CIO Burt White takes a look at the bigger picture of Congress’s small business rescue package, also called the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Market Blog Although the fight against COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines and our thoughts are with those affected, this is an election year and as we get closer to November it will begin to garner more attention. Next week...

Friday, June 26, 2020

Economic Blog The economy is moving in the right direction, as many economic data points are coming in substantially better than what the economists expected. From May job gains coming in more than 10 million higher than expected and...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

LPL Research Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick talks about recent improvements in the economy and strong economic data.

Monday, June 15, 2020

This very well could be the start of the long-awaited correction. The LPL Strategists discuss the near-term and what stocks could do the rest of 2020. Thursday, June 11 saw the S&P 500 Index drop nearly 6% and with fears over a second...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

LPL Financial Chief Investment Officer Burt White takes a close look at recent economic activity and green shoots in the road to recovery.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Stocks continue to climb, even as headlines remain concerning. The S&P 500 Index is now more than 35% above the March lows, yet the (unofficial) recession is still in full force, US-China tensions are heightened, and civil unrest is...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Stocks keep going higher, yet economic data remains near historically weak levels. Everyone seems confused. LPL Financial Research Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick explains what’s going on.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Central banks are doing all they can globally and in the United States to ride out the COVID-19 waves. It’s May, and the question again is whether to sell. Also, favorite quotes — and investing advice — from Warren...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Market Blog One month ago today the S&P 500 Index bottomed after a vicious bear market. Was this the ultimate bottom? We’ll have to wait and see, but what we do know is the rally we’ve seen over the past month is nearly as...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Economic Blog With 22 million jobs lost in the past four weeks, a record drop in retail sales, and huge drops in industrial production and housing starts, it is safe to say we are likely in a recession. Even the Federal Reserve (Fed)...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Reaction to COVID-19 has pushed us into recession, but it may not be a typical recession, and the Federal Reserve throws another lifeline to businesses. Looking at the numbers, it’s possible the S&P 500 Index can survive this...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

The economy was unprepared for COVID-19, but we’re starting to see a silver lining. We take a look at positive policy action, the recent stimulus package, our upgraded views on equities, and resilience. Subscribe to the Market...

Friday, March 27, 2020

LPL Research CIO Burt White talks about recent big numbers, including 3 million jobless claims and the $2 trillion stimulus package.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Economic Blog Weekly new jobless claims were reported this morning, and to no one’s surprise they rose to levels thought unimaginable just a few weeks ago. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, 3.3 million people filed new claims...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Market Blog The incredible volatility continues, with the S&P 500 Index now in one of its worst bear markets ever, along the way making the quickest move from an all-time high to down 30% at only 22 days. What is a long-term investor...

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

A Light In The Tunnel l LPL Market Signals Podcast MARCH 23, 2020 LPL RESEARCH After the worst week for stocks since October 2008, there may be some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Planned fiscal and monetary policy actions...

Friday, March 20, 2020

Market Blog Over the past few weeks, investors may have been introduced to a new term they weren’t previously familiar with: circuit breakers. Today, we answer a few simple questions about circuit breakers: What is a circuit...

Friday, March 20, 2020

Market Blog With US equities firmly in a bear market, even the most long-term investors are now looking ahead to when the selling may stop and where the S&P 500 Index might ultimately bottom. “Nobody knows exactly how this market...

Friday, March 20, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Market Blog The market volatility continues, as the S&P 500 Index has closed either up or down 4% or more for a record 7 consecutive days. With the S&P 500 Index down 30% from the highs, it has officially moved into a bear market....

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Market Blog The indiscriminate selling continued yesterday, with one of the worst days in stock market history. Fears over the potential impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have led to one of the steepest sell-offs in history, rivaling...

Monday, March 16, 2020

Economic Blog The Federal Reserve (Fed) surprised markets over the weekend by holding its March 17-scheduled meeting a few days early and introducing a wide range of provisions. Those provisions are intended to add liquidity, increase...

Monday, March 16, 2020

Market Blog Having a playbook to follow can be very helpful during bear markets. It helped us here in the LPL Research department in 2008–09, and we think it can be helpful for the current situation. We all want to know the...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The dizzying volatility over the past few weeks has left all of our heads spinning as we wait for containment efforts in the United States and elsewhere to help slow new cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Public health is of course our...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Economic Blog The Trump administration has recently signaled that it’s looking at temporary reduction in payroll taxes as one way it can help support the economy through any COVID-19-releated economic slowdown. Today we take a...

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ancient Chinese merchants are said to have developed a unique way to manage their risk. They would divide their shipments among several different vessels. That way, if one ship were to sink or be attacked by pirates, the rest stood a...