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Outlook 2022 | Passing the Baton | December 7,2021

Get a head start on your financial future with LPL Research's economic and market forecasts for 2022 with Outlook 2022: Passing the Baton.

Will Omicron Ruin the Santa Rally? | Weekly Market Commentary | December 6, 2021

Although Omicron has caused some uncertainty, LPL Research is optimistic that the usual December bullish season will take place.

Client Letter | Holiday Resilience | December 2, 2021

The path back to normal has been bumpier than anticipated, but the U.S. economy continues to show some strong momentum.

Global Portfolio Strategy | December 1, 2021

LPL Research continues to favor stocks over bonds and expects cyclical value stocks to perform well.

Three Reasons To Be Thankful | Weekly Market Commentary | November 22, 2021

From the stock market to the economy, there are many reasons to be thankful this year.

A Peek at Peak Inflation | Weekly Market Commentary | November 15, 2021

LPL Research looks at five signs to watch for that may signal that inflation may be at its peak.

Developed International: If not now, when? | Weekly Market Commentary | November 8, 2021

Markets may be on the cusp of another rotation to value as global growth picks up, but we still favor the U.S. in 2022.

Global Portfolio Strategy | November 5, 2021

LPL Research continues to believe that prospects are good for stocks to deliver additional gains through year-end.

Client Letter | Many Reasons to be Thankful | November 4, 2021

Although the past year and a half has tested us all, there are still many reasons to be thankful.

5 Things That Might Spook Markets | Weekly Market Commentary | November 1, 2021

LPL Research faces five culprits that could potentially scare markets in the near-term.

Bullish Setup Into Year-End | Weekly Market Commentary | October 25,2021

LPL Research looks at the bullish setup for equities amid improving technicals and seasonal tailwinds.

Q3 Earnings Preview: Less Upside | Weekly Market Commentary | October 18,2021

LPL Research expects solid earnings gains during the third-quarter earnings season, but upside surprises may be smaller.

Answering the Top Debt Ceiling Questions | Weekly Market Commentary | October 11,2021

LPL Research examines the debt ceiling—its role in government financing, the market, and the economy.

Global Portfolio Strategy | October 11, 2021

October gets a bad rap—but it has historically been the best one for stocks and we see further (but modest) gains for stocks over the rest of the year.

Client Letter | Change May Bring Opportunities | October 7, 2021

Change is disruptive but it also brings opportunities for the next leg higher for this bull market.

Early Thoughts on 2022 | Weekly Market Commentary | October 4,2021

LPL Research sees a favorable economic environment for stocks in 2022

To Z Or Not To Z | Weekly Market Commentary | September 27,2021

LPL Research Examines Why The Shape Of The Recovery Still Matters

Revisiting Our 10-Year Treasury Yield Forecast | Weekly Market Commentary | September 20,2021

LPL Research examines two key elements that prompted us to slightly lower our year-end forecast for the 10-year Treasury yield.

Policy Risks Loom But Clarity Ahead | Weekly Market Commentary | September 13,2021

Don’t get caught up in the drama: Upcoming risks and strengths.

Global Portfolio Strategy | September 9, 2021

We see modest gains for stocks over the rest of the year, powered by a strong economic growth outlook and tremendous earnings momentum; although, an increase in volatility during the historically weak month of September is quite possible.

Client Letter | The Bull Market Continues | September 2, 2021

The resiliency of the economy continues to surprise and delight us better than our highest expectations for the year.

Poking The Bear | Weekly Market Commentary | August 30,2021

LPL Research explores five things that some bears believe that do not worry us.

Why Stagflation Isn't in the Cards | Weekly Market Commentary | August 23,2021

We remain skeptical that either runaway inflation or low growth are right around the corner, much less both at the same time.

Global Portfolio Strategy | August 10, 2021

See LPL Research's latest monthly market outlook in the August 2021 Global Portfolio Strategy.

Corporate America Does It Again | Weekly Market Commentary | August 16,2021

LPL Research comments on surprising earnings report numbers as they continue to come in.

COVID Update: Delta Variant Market Impact | Weekly Market Commentary | August 9,2021

LPL Research shares some insight into how the Delta variant may impact markets throughout August 2021.

Client Letter | Six Months and Counting | August 5, 2021

Amidst elevated valuations for the stock market, our outlook remains positive because of robust fundamental drivers.

Five Things To Know Heading Into August | Weekly Market Commentary | August 2,2021

LPL Research shares some insight into what may be on the horizon for markets, policy, and the economy as we head into August 2021.

Six Surprises So Far In 2021 | Weekly Market Commentary | July 26,2021

2021 has been a very strong year for both stocks and the economy, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some surprises.

Midyear Outlook 2021: Picking Up Speed | Weekly Market Commentary | July 19,2021

The U.S. economy has surprised nearly everyone to the upside as it speeds along thanks to vaccinations, reopening, and record stimulus.

Midyear Outlook 2021 | Picking Up Speed

The U.S. Economy powered forward faster than nearly anyone had expected in the first half of 2021.

Three Things to Watch This Earnings Season | Weekly Market Commentary | July 12,2021

After a remarkable performance during first-quarter earnings season, delivering an encore that will please investors will be tough.

Client Letter | Midyear Outlook 2021 Picking Up Speed | July 8, 2021

Markets are always forward looking, and in LPL Research’s Midyear Outlook 2021 Picking Up Speed, we help you keep your eyes on the road ahead.

Three Things That Worry Us | Weekly Market Commentary | June 28,2021

LPL Research explores three things that worry us—and could make the market more susceptible to a pullback as we enter the second half of 2021.

Inflation And What the Fed Is Saying | Weekly Market Commentary | June 21,2021

Inflation seems to be on the rise, but LPL Research believes there are good reasons to think it will be transitory.

Global Portfolio Strategy | July 15, 2021

See LPL Research's latest monthly market outlook in the July 2021 Global Portfolio Strategy.

Sustainable Investing and Fixed Income | Weekly Market Commentary | June 14,2021

Sustainable investing is becoming more mainstream in fixed income markets and companies that recognize that changing dynamic may be able to avoid financially material impacts.

Global Portfolio Strategy | June 9, 2021

We expect stocks to continue to grow into their valuations on the back of tremendous earnings momentum as the economy fully reopens, vaccine distribution continues, COVID-19 cases plummet in the United States, and stimulus spending continues to work its way through the economy.

Policy Shifts May Challenge Market | Weekly Market Commentary | June 7,2021

Fiscal stimulus, which was central to the market rebound in the last year, may start moving to the sidelines over the rest of 2021 and into 2022 as the recovery continues.

Client Letter | Gearing Up for Summer | June 1, 2021

The next several months may historically be the most volatile of the year, but the U.S. economy continues to recover remarkably quickly with many positives.

Proceed With Caution in The Bond Market | Weekly Market Commentary | June 1,2021

Interest rates have moved off their very low levels to start the year, but we think they can go higher.

Stock Market Gains Likely To Slow | Weekly Market Commentary | May 24, 2021

As this bull market gets a little older, the pace of stock market gains will likely slow, but a strong economic recovery lies ahead as the reopening continues.

Economy Picking Up Speed | Weekly Market Commentary | May 17, 2021

LPL Research explains why inflation is making headlines and why investors should not be overly concerned.

Global Portfolio Strategy | May 11, 2021

First quarter earnings season was truly remarkable and we lifted our earnings forecasts and our year-end S&P 500 Index fair value target range.

Amazing Earnings Season | Weekly Market Commentary | May 10, 2021

LPL Research raises its year-end S&P 500 Index fair value target range again in the wake of a stunning Q1 2021 earnings season.

Client Letter | Out of the Shadows | May 6, 2021

Progress against the virus combined with historic stimulus measures have helped the U.S. economy storm back from pandemic lockdown-driven lows.

Time To Sell In May? | Weekly Market Commentary | May 3, 2021

LPL Research notes some possible reasons for a pause in the rally and why any potential pullbacks won’t last very long.

Is All The Good News Priced In? | Weekly Market Commentary | April 26, 2021

LPL Research believes investors are appropriately optimistic, given the improving economy, the pace of vaccinations, fiscal stimulus, and surging earnings.

Peak Optimism? | Weekly Market Commentary | April 19, 2021

While optimism surrounding the reopening is certainly understandable, LPL Research takes a look to see if sentiment is flashing a near-term contrarian warning sign for stocks.

The Earnings Boom Is Here | Weekly Market Commentary | April 12, 2021

The outstanding fourth-quarter earnings season we had in 2020 is a tough act to follow, but 2021’s first quarter has the makings of another potentially great earnings season.

Global Portfolio Strategy | April 9, 2021

We have increased our forecast for U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) due to prospects for a full reopening of the U.S. economy, massive stimulus, and Federal Reserve (Fed) support.

Raising Forecasts…Again | Weekly Market Commentary | April 5, 2021

LPL Research revises previous forecasts to better reflect the growing optimism of an economy on the rebound.

Client Letter | Spring Into A Positive Outlook | April 1, 2021

Developments in the economy and the fight against the virus are likely to provide the ingredients for a positive outlook through the remainder of the year.

The Brink of an Inflation Crisis? | Weekly Market Commentary | March 29, 2021

LPL Research explains why any upticks in inflation will ultimately prove transitory.

Second Year Of The Bull Market Begins | Weekly Market Commentary | March 22, 2021

LPL Research discusses the end of the bear market and the trends of a bull market in year two.

March Madness: Stock Market Edition | Weekly Market Commentary | March 15, 2021

LPL Research share their “Final Four Factors” for the stock market in 2021.

Global Portfolio Strategy | March 9, 2021

We favor stocks over bonds based on expectations for economic growth, a strong rebound in corporate profits, and increased COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Rising Rates and Market Performance | Weekly Market Commentary | March 8, 2021

LPL Research discusses the impact rising rates may be having on stocks and how an improving growth outlook may be good for stock performance.

Client Letter | The Return of Normal is Approaching | March 4, 2021

The US economy may soon recover its lost output from 2020 and the backdrop for stocks remains favorable.

Here Comes The Earnings Boom | Weekly Market Commentary | March 1, 2021

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

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