Category Archives: Economy

LPL Client Letter – June 24, 2016

Dear Valued Investor: Today we received the unprecedented news that the United Kingdom (U.K.) has voted to leave the European Union (EU), which had led to significant volatility in the global markets. In situations like these, it becomes more important than ever

LPL Client Letter – June 1, 2016

Dear Valued Investor: June 2016 is full of major market events, which may go a long way toward determining the direction of the stock market for the rest of the year. Although for some, the approach of summer means it’s time

LPL Client Letter – April 8, 2016

Dear Valued Investor: Spring has arrived in most of the nation. As we enter this new season, we have recently seen a break from the significant volatility we experienced in the first two months of the year. However, although there

First Quarter 2016 In Review

VOLATILITY SPIKES, BUT EQUITIES PROVE RESILIENT U.S. economy weathers market volatility as labor market improves and manufacturing steadies. Based on data received so far, first quarter 2016 real gross domestic product (GDP) growth is tracking at 1.5 – 2.0%, following

February 2016 In Review

Market Insight Monthly

March Update | As of February 29, 2016 ECONOMY: STRONG LABOR MARKET SUPPORTS ECONOMIC EXPANSION, BUT RECESSION ODDS ARE MODESTLY HIGHER Economic Data Although the odds of a recession have doubled since the start of the year, to around 25 – 30% from 10

LPL Client Letter – January 20, 2016

Dear Valued Investor: The market has certainly given us plenty to talk about over the years, and I’ve had the opportunity to write several of these market notes. The majority of these letters have been written during times of market

LPL Client Letter – January 7, 2016

Dear Valued Investor: While a new year means new beginnings — changing to a new calendar, signing up for a new gym membership, and struggling to remember to write 2016 on our checks — markets are starting 2016 off with the

LPL Client Letter – December 16, 2015

Dear Valued Investor: The events of today bring one word to mind: finally. Earlier today, the Federal Reserve (Fed) finally raised the target for the federal funds rate by 0.25%. By raising this key overnight borrowing rate, the Fed raised

LPL Client Letter – October 7, 2015

Dear Valued Investor: Many of us had the opportunity to watch the recent supermoon lunar eclipse, which inspired pictures, videos, and late evenings. Part of what makes a lunar eclipse so special is that we rarely pay attention to the

LPL Client Letter – September 30, 2015

Dear Valued Investor: The late baseball legend Yogi Berra was known for many memorable quotes, including one that is relevant for investors today, “it’s like déjà vu all over again.” The renewed downturn in stock prices feels like déjà vu