Looking Ahead to 2019 | Client Letter by John Lynch

Another year is drawing to a close, but so far neither market volatility nor market-moving headlines have shown any signs of winding down. As we reflect on a challenging 2018 and look for bright spots in 2019, we feel confident in continued steady growth in the U.S....

Weekly Market Drivers | LPL Financial Research

Stocks Retrace Prior Week Gains US: S&P 500 Index -4.60%, Dow -2.31%, Nasdaq -4.93% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 -3.37%, German DAX -4.17% France CAC 40 -3.81%, U.K. FTSE 100 -3.96% Asia: Japan Nikkei -3.01%, China Shanghai Composite +0.68%, Korea KOSPI  -1.01%...

Is A Bottom In Stocks Near?

Yield curve inversions, slowing global growth, trade tensions, and more. Whatever the reason ascribed, this week’s latest sell-off in the market may have provided one of the most important ingredients to a stock market bottom: fear. As the S&P 500 Index tumbled...

Wage Data Bucks the Inflation Narrative

Financial markets are desperately looking for direction these days. One issue rattling markets is the constant debate over the state of inflation. Inflationary pressures have accelerated this year, but over the past month, investors have braced for the threat of...

Market Update | Dec 7, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Are we forming a triple bottom? Yesterday’s reversal occurred at significant support for the S&P 500 Index, marking the third time since October that stocks have tried and failed to close below 2630. This, combined with a number of...

Thoughts on today’s sell-off

As of this writing, the S&P 500 Index is down another 2% on top of the over 3% drop on Tuesday (markets were closed Wednesday to celebrate the life of former President George H. W. Bush 41). Here are our thoughts on the latest sell-off: Trade progress has been...