Economy

Post Election 2017 Outlook

Before providing projections for next year, the LPL Research team takes a look back at this time last year. At that time, the markets were recovering from more than a -10% pullback only to enter a period of steeper declines in January and February of this year. After the markets reached record highs again last … Read more

Feels good to be right, sometimes!

On August 26, 2016 we published this post entitled, “5 Reasons we won’t have a Recession in the next 12 months.” One year later the reasoning behind this forecast has been proved correct! Markets have reached new highs and most economic indicators are showing continued strength. But of course, now we must look ahead to … Read more

Mid-Year Economic Outlook

The bullets below are a summary of LPL Financial’s Mid-Year Outlook for the economy and the markets. Although we’ve had many ups and downs already this year, their projections are still tracking. The outlook they present in this publication is similar to many other investment firms and analysts. That is one of the problems with … Read more