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The Calendar Is a Bull’s Best Friend

“October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.” — Mark Twain After six straight months of equity gains for the S&P 500...

Market Update | October 18, 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 discuss signs for strong third-quarter earnings...

Portfolio Compass | October 17, 2018

Compass Changes Downgrading view of small and mid cap growth from neutral/positive to neutral. Our Communication Services view is neutral, compared with prior telecom view of negative/neutral. Upgrading our view of investment-grade corporates from neutral to...

What Happens If You Miss the 10 Worst Days of the Year?

After more than three months without a single 1% change (up or down) for the S&P 500 Index, volatility came back—and in a big way—this past week. This brings up an interesting question: What would happen if you could avoid all the big down days for stocks while...

Market Update | October 17, 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 discuss signs for strong third-quarter earnings...

Credit’s Signals in Last Week’s Sell-Off

Last week’s sharp equity sell-off broke months of historic calm for U.S. stocks. As investors clamor for answers, we’ve provided our biggest takeaways from the bond markets response to the volatility. Domestic credit markets were resilient, even as global equities...