5 Takeaways from Current Volatility

Last week was a tough week for stocks, with the S&P 500 Index down 4.5%, the worst performance since March. So what are some things investors should consider? To help answer that question, here are five takeaways on the near-term outlook for stocks. We continue to...

Market Update | Dec 10, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Retesting October-November lows. The S&P 500 Index fell 4.6% last week, its worst week since March, leaving the index in line with the lows of the latest correction. Losses were driven primarily by three issues: the risk that U.S.-China...

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...