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Interpreting the Surge in Bond Protection Prices

One corner of the credit market is showing some signs of angst from U.S. equities’ roughest October since the financial crisis. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, the price of U.S. credit-default swaps (CDS), or a measure of the cost of insuring against default on...

Market Update | October 30, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights NEW LPL Market Signals Podcast. On the latest episode of the LPL Market Signals Podcast, listen to LPL Financial Chief Investment Strategist John Lynch and Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick review the S&P 500 Index’s worst month so...

Another Tough Week | Weekly Market Commentary | October 29, 2018

KEY TAKEAWAYS The S&P 500 fell about 4% last week amid a myriad of concerns, among them possible peak earnings and a potentially overly aggressive Federal Reserve. Historical market patterns suggest solid prospects for a late-year rally remain in place. We see...

A Silver Lining

It’s been a rocky ride so far in October, but there is a silver lining. “Incredibly, the S&P 500 during a midterm year has never finished lower if you bought the October low and held till the end of the year,” explained LPL Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick....