• Weekly Market Commentary

    Weekly Market Commentary

    After a tough start for stocks in 2022, investors are looking for reasons to expect a rebound. After more than doubling off the pandemic lows in March 2020, without anything more than a 5% pullback in 2021, stocks probably needed a break. That doesn’t, however, make this dip feel much more comfortable. Here we cite some reasons we don’t expect this selloff to go a lot further, though a 10% drawdown in the S&P 500 seems reasonable to expect.

  • Weekly Economic Update

    Weekly Economic Update

    Stocks struggled throughout the week, rallying in early trading on both Wednesday and Thursday
    on solid corporate earnings and stabilizing bond yields, only to end lower on late-day selling.
    While last year may have been distinguished by “buying on the dip,” this week reflected a
    different mindset, “selling on the rebound.” Stocks extended their losses in the final hours of the
    Friday trading session to conclude a difficult week.

  • Financial Outlook 2022

    LPL Outlook 2022

    Our resurgent economy grew at over a 6% pace in the first half of the year and is on track
    for over 5% growth for the year when 2021 draws to a close. The current economic recovery,
    which started in May 2020, has benefited from widespread vaccine availability and
    additional fiscal stimulus. While the economy continues to move forward, we’re still
    feeling the aftershocks of the COVID-19 Delta variant, whether through elevated inflation,
    supply chain bottlenecks, or an imbalanced labor market. But 2021 also saw positives

  • Financial Outlook 2021

    LPL Outlook 2021

    MORE THAN MOST YEARS, it’s hard to look ahead to the next year, to 2021, without looking back at 2020. A global pandemic, a massive economic collapse, a bear market, a surprisingly sharp reversal, a hotly contested election where passions ran high, the impact of lockdowns—it was an unusual year of extraordinary challenges. In 2021 it’s time to restart the engines, but things are going to look different, feel different. 2020
    has changed us, the way we do business, the way we connect. It’s also shown us our constants, what works for us, and what we hold on to.

  • Financial Outlook 2020

    LPL Financial Outlook 2020

    AT LPL RESEARCH, as we look forward to the year 2020 and a new decade, some key trends and market signals will be important to watch, including progress on U.S.-China trade discussions, an encouraging outlook from corporate America, and continued strength in consumer spending. Trade risk, slower global growth,

  • 2019 Outlook

    LPL Outlook 2019

    AFTER NEARLY 10 YEARS of witnessing the U.S. economy and stock market recover—and thrive—investors are starting to wonder if we’ve seen all this expansion and bull market have to offer. Despite the market weakness we saw at the end of 2018, at LPL Research we expect the U.S. economy to grow in 2019 and support gains for stocks.

  • Outlook 2018

    LPL Outlook 2018

    Over the past eight years extraordinarily accommodative monetary policy has served as the primary catalyst for spurring continued economic growth in the U.S. and around the globe.

  • Stock markets, bond markets, the economy, policy — some years they push and pull on each other lightly as markets follow their own path; in others, one influence, such as monetary policy, dominates.

    LPL Outlook 2017

    Stock markets, bond markets, the economy, policy — some years they push and pull on each other lightly as markets follow their own path; in others, one influence, such as monetary policy, dominates. But sometimes, often following a period of change, understanding the pushes and pulls and how they interact becomes a key to reassessing market dynamics for the next year and beyond.