March 2, 2021 | Market Update

Here Comes The Earnings Boom

LPL Research reviews an incredible earnings season and speculates on a potentially strong earnings rebound for 2021 and beyond. Read …

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February 23, 2021 | Investment Management

Sustainable Investing Year In Review

LPL Research reviews the increasing popularity of sustainable investing and how it can be a solid addition to any investor …

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February 16, 2021 | Market Update

The Search For Income

LPL Research considers some unique income ideas for diversifying investor portfolios & potentially reducing interest rate risk. Read More

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February 11, 2021 | Market Update

February Newsletter

“In the short-term, the market is a popularity contest. In the long-term, the market is a weighing machine.” Warren Buffett …

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February 8, 2021 | Market Update

Raising GDP And Stock Market Forecasts

The resiliency of the US economy continues to exceed expectations, supporting our increased forecast for growth and corporate profits in …

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February 1, 2021 | Market Update

Markets Shrug Off Debt Levels

US debt levels have soared during the pandemic, but the market is taking it in stride, staying focused on reopening …

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January 25, 2021 | Market Update

Small Caps Still Solid

Small cap stocks have outperformed large cap stocks over the last several months. They’re enjoying strong breadth and the earnings …

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January 19, 2021 | Market Update

Earnings Recession Is Likely Over

Fourth quarter 2020 corporate earnings season likely will be the last in this earnings recession. Earnings may grow in the …

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January 11, 2021 | Market Update

Market Policy Projections for 2021

Democratic control of Congress may not impact 2021 policy as much as many believe. The biggest changes may be around …

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January 4, 2021 | Market Update

10 Economic Lessons from 2020

2020 was a unique year, from the longest economic expansion ever to the shortest recession on record. Stock markets are …

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December 21, 2020 | Market Update

A New Economic Start in 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year. We likely had the shortest recession ever and began a new economic expansion. Small business …

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December 14, 2020 | Market Update

Stocks and Bonds Outlook for 2021

Stocks and bonds posted strong returns in 2020, and we believe this early-stage bull market may be set for more …

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December 7, 2020 | Market Update

A Positive Outlook for 2021

As 2020 comes to a close and we look forward to 2021, we take a look at what we can …

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November 30, 2020 | Market Update

COVID-19 May Threaten the Recovery

Increasing COVID-19 cases in Europe and the United States have brought new restrictions. The stock market doesn’t appear fazed by …

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November 23, 2020 | Market Update

Frothy Sentiment Rides Bullish Technicals

Corporate earnings results were surprisingly good in the third quarter, with 84% of companies beating earnings expectations. Stocks most likely …

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November 17, 2020 | Market Update

Q3 Results Brighten 2021 Picture

Corporate earnings results were surprisingly good in the third quarter, with 84% of companies beating earnings expectations. Stocks most likely …

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November 9, 2020 | Market Update

Market-Friendly Election Outcome

Equity returns have been strongest under a split Congress, a likely scenario in 2021. Big tax increases are likely off …

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November 4, 2020 | Market Update

November Newsletter

The American people have voted, casting a record number of ballots under extraordinary circumstances, which is a testament to the …

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November 2, 2020 | Market Update

Record GDP on the Eve of the Election

2020 has been a year of records, including the sharpest rebound in GDP since WWII. Plus, consumer spending rebounded mightily …

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October 27, 2020 | Market Update

Are the Polls Wrong Again?

As the race for the White House enters the homestretch, some indicators suggest the election may be closer than polls …

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October 19, 2020 | Market Update

Three Reasons We Like Small Caps

Markets have come a long way since March lows, and we see further gains ahead for stocks. We think small …

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October 12, 2020 | Market Update

Earnings Growth Is Approaching

Corporate America will get closer to the return of earnings growth this earnings season. Investors will need to watch for …

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October 7, 2020 | Market Update

October Newsletter

Autumn has arrived, with students back in school, baseball playoffs beginning, and football in full swing. Life is trying to …

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October 5, 2020 | Market Update

Market Responses to Election Uncertainty

November presidential election results may be delayed or disputed, or both, and President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis adds to the …

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September 28, 2020 | Market Update

What Technology’s Correction Means

Technology has mitigated downside during bouts of pandemic-inspired market volatility, while also posting considerable outperformance. In September, however, it has …

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September 21, 2020 | Market Update

Central Bank Season

The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, and Bank of Japan met in September to discuss the economy and monetary policy. …

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September 14, 2020 | Market Update

The Bull Case for Stocks

Markets have been on a wild ride in September so far, with early strong days followed by one of the …

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September 11, 2020 | Market Update

September Newsletter

Back to school this year will be different. On the one hand, like other years, it marks the end of …

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September 8, 2020 | Market Update

Top 10 Investor Questions

Why have stocks done so well in such a challenging economic environment and with COVID-19 still an ongoing threat? We …

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August 31, 2020 | Market Update

Election Preview Part II: A Trump Second Term—Upside and Risks

In Part II of our two-part election preview series, we look at the potential market impact if President Donald Trump …

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August 24, 2020 | Market Update

Election Preview Part I: A Biden Presidency—Upside and Risks

In Part 1 of a two-part election preview series, we look at the potential market impact if former Vice President …

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August 17, 2020 | Market Update

5 Earnings Season Takeaways

Corporate earnings blew away expectations this quarter, with an average upside surprise of 22%. There are a number of reasons …

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July 16, 2020 | Market Update

A Mid-Year Outlook

We are at the midpoint of 2020, and it would be an understatement to say it’s been a challenging year …

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