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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

How Can Charlie Brown Help Investors? Posted by lplresearch “In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” Charlie Brown Markets are not easy to navigate, as fear and greed can often get in the way of prudent...

 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Market Update: Friday, April 6, 2018 Posted by lplresearch Daily Insights Job growth slows in March, but trend still strong. The economy added 103,000 jobs in March as some weather-related factors that boosted job growth in February...

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Market Update: Friday, February 10, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Stocks look to end week at record highs. (9:53am ET) The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all closed at record highs Thursday, and will look to do so again today as markets move up...

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Market Update: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Posted by lplresearch U.S. stocks follow global markets higher. (10:30am ET) The S&P 500 is moving upward in early trading, continuing momentum seen in Asia and Europe. Yesterday’s...

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Market Update: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Posted by lplresearch U.S. and European stocks lower as earnings roll in. (9:57am ET) The S&P 500 is off 0.3% in early trading as investors continue to process a wave of earnings reports,...

 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Market Update: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Posted by lplresearch U.S., Europe higher with earnings in focus. (11:06 am ET) U.S. equities are moving higher this morning as traders eye earnings from General Motors and Dow component Disney,...

 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Market Update: Friday, February 3, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Stocks, bonds up after jobs report. (10:36am ET) Investors are pushing equities and bonds higher this morning as they sift through an Employment Situation Report that saw...

 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Market Update: Thursday, February 2, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Stocks turn lower as Fed, corporate earnings eyed. (10:30am ET) U.S. stocks are trading modestly lower a day after the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) left interest rates...

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Market Update: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Global markets up on earnings, ahead of Fed. (10:30am ET) U.S. indices are higher this morning, encouraged in part by better-than-expected results from tech giant Apple,...

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Market Update: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Posted by lplresearch U.S., Asian equities continue slide. (10:38am ET) The S&P 500 is lower this morning after posting its biggest loss of the year yesterday. Nine of 11 sectors fell, led down...

 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Market Update: Monday, January 30, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Markets sell off ahead of Fed meeting, corporate earnings. (10:15 am ET) Stocks are down across the globe as investors await key central bank meetings this week and another...

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Market Update: Friday, January 27, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Equities flat as investors digest earnings. (10:25am ET) U.S. indexes are little changed for the second straight day as investors sift through earnings, including from Dow...

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Market Update: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Stocks build on Tuesday’s gains. (10:33am ET) The Dow has cleared 20,000 in intraday trading as U.S. equities follow European markets higher, adding to gains from...

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Market Update: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Markets little changed as investors digest earnings reports. (10:33am ET) Stocks are slightly higher in early trading following a flurry of corporate earnings reports. The...

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Market Update: Monday, January 23, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Stocks move lower to begin busy earnings week. (9:42am ET) U.S. equities are slightly lower in early trading, starting off a busy week for earnings and President...

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Market Update: Thursday, January 19, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Stocks rise, bonds drop as ECB holds steady. (10:21am ET) Major U.S. indexes are mixed this morning while European equities moved decisively higher in afternoon trading...

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Market Update: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Domestic stocks flat; CPI and earnings in focus. (10:10am ET) The S&P 500 is unchanged in early trading as investors evaluate in-line CPI (Consumer Price Index) data and...

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Market Update: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Posted by lplresearch U.S. markets begin week lower. (10:40am ET) Stocks opened on a weak note this morning despite upbeat results from Morgan Stanley and United Health. Markets were closed...

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Market Update: Friday, January 13, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Stocks up as earnings season kicks off. (10:15am ET) Domestic indexes are advancing in early trading after a string of financial firms, including JP Morgan and Bank of...

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Market Update: Thursday, January 12, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Global stocks mostly lower as healthcare weighs. (10:22am ET) U.S. equities are sharply lower in early trading after an up-and-down session Wednesday that saw the major...

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Market Update: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Posted by lplresearch U.S. steady, overseas stocks rise ahead of Trump speech. (10:05am ET) U.S. equities remain in a holding pattern ahead of this morning’s press conference by...

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Market Update: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Stocks flat as earnings season approaches. (10:20am ET) U.S. equities are little changed in early trading after a range-bound session on Monday left the S&P 500 down 0.4%....

 

Monday, January 9, 2017

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Market Update: Friday, January 6, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Markets shrug off jobs report, up modestly. (10:17am ET) Major indexes are trading higher today despite a below-consensus U.S. nonfarm payrolls report. This follows a...

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Market Update: Thursday, January 5, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Markets pause to evaluate ADP report, FOMC minutes. (10:40am ET) The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are modestly lower this morning after the ADP employment...

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Market Update: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Posted by lplresearch U.S. markets continue early-year advance. (10:23am ET) Domestic indexes are higher this morning ahead of the release of the minutes from last month’s Fed meeting;...

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Market Update: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Posted by lplresearch Oil spike, China data boost stocks. (11:20am ET) Major U.S. indexes are moving higher to start the new year, fueled by a rise in oil as the commodity hit fresh 18-month...

 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

As I look toward the New Year and the opportunities ahead, I'm reminded of one of the founding principles of our company. It’s one we practice and share with all our clients: the importance of placing Values before Valuables....

 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Market Update: Thursday, December 29, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Equities, oil near flat after overseas declines. (10:15am ET) Investors are sifting through claims data and oil inventory reports on what is expected to be another light...

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Market Update: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Stocks reverse early gains. (10:05am ET) U.S. equities are edging lower this morning, after all three major indexes initially opened in the green. The Dow will make...

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

How Historic Was The Market Action Last Week? Posted by lplresearch Last week was historic on so many levels. Nearly everyone expected a Trump election victory to lead to an equity selloff with a decline in yields, as investors moved...

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Market Impact of a Trump Presidency Posted by lplresearch Donald Trump emerged as the winner last night of a hotly contested presidential campaign and will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, January 20...

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

So Much for Bears, Here Come the Cubs! Posted by lplresearch Long-suffering Cubbie fans have reason to celebrate, as the Cubs finally broke the curse and won the World Series last night for the first time since 1908. Today we’ll...

 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Market Update: Friday, October 28, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Markets little changed as corporate earnings, economic data vie for attention. Stocks are near flat in early trading as investors’ mull over upbeat Q3 gross domestic...

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Market Update: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Stocks lower as traders turn cautious. The S&P 500 is weighed down this morning by Apple, its top-weighted component, as market participants expressed disappointment with...

 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Market Update: Monday, October 24, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Markets higher following weekend of mergers and acquisitions activity. U.S. stocks are moving higher to start the busiest week of earnings season, boosted by a number of...

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Market Update: Thursday, October 20, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Stocks little changed as central banks in focus. U.S. markets are modestly higher this morning after the European Central Bank (ECB) left interest rates unchanged and New...

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Where Were You on Black Monday? Posted by lplresearch On the 29th anniversary of Black Monday* this week, we opened it up to the LPL Research team and asked what they remembered from this fateful day. Here’s what they had to say:...

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Market Update: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Stocks seek direction as oil, gold advance. U.S. equities are little changed this morning as investors evaluate mixed housing data for September. This follows...

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Market Update: Friday, October 14, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Stocks higher amid upbeat earnings, ahead of Fed speech. U.S. equities are recouping some of Thursday’s losses in early trading, helped in part by earnings beats from...

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Market Update: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Equities flat following yesterday’s sharp drop. Stocks are treading water this morning after a stronger dollar, rising Treasury yields, and a weak start to earnings...

 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Market Update: Monday, October 10, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Global markets move up to start week. U.S. equities are trading higher this morning amid gains overseas following a lackluster session on Friday which saw the S&P 500 shed 0...

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Market Update: Thursday, October 6, 2016 Posted by lplresearch Global stocks mixed, oil breaks through. Domestic markets are losing a little bit of ground this morning amid a lull in economic data before tomorrow’s much...

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

September Jobs Preview Posted by lplresearch Tomorrow the monthly employment report for September will be released. With some of the recent economic data turning stronger after a slight summer slowdown, this report could provide an...

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

How Do Presidential Elections Impact Bond Returns? Posted by lplresearch The impact of elections on stock returns has been a hot topic recently, but less is written on the impact on bond markets. We explored the impact of elections on...

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Brexit: “Which Do You Choose, a Hard or Soft Option?” Posted by lplresearch The British pound has stabilized after the initial shock of the June 23 Brexit vote. That stability was bolstered by two possibilities—that...