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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Portfolio Compass | October 29, 2014

"Upgraded U.S. stocks to neutral/positive from neutral."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Current Conditions Index | October 29, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rose 14 points to 255."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Breaking Up" | Bond Market Perspectives | October 28, 2014

"The Fed will end outright bond purchases this week, barring any surprises from this week’s Fed meeting."

Monday, October 27, 2014

"Corporate Calm" | October 27, 2014 | Weekly Market Commentary

"We remain confident in corporate America’s ability to generate solid earnings growth in the current global economic environment despite the slowdown in Europe (and to a lesser extent, China)."

Monday, October 27, 2014

"Recovery Reality" | Weekly Economic Commentary | October 27, 2014

"The U.S. economy is improving, and in many cases is back to normal, but it remains stubbornly weak in some areas."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Current Conditions Index | October 22, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell 8 points to 241."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Stay on Guard" | Bond Market Perspectives | October 21, 2014

"Yields may remain low for evidence of any fallout or contagion to the U.S. economy; a stretch of stronger economic data or bolder action by overseas central banks are likely needed catalysts for higher yields."

Monday, October 20, 2014

"Oil Hits the Skids" | October 20, 2014 | Weekly Market Commentary

"We believe the oil sell-off is overdone and expect the commodity to find a floor in the low $80s."

Monday, October 20, 2014

"Beige Book: Window on Main Street" | Weekly Economic Commentary | October 20, 2014

"The latest Beige Book reflects a picture of the U.S. economy that has, thus far, been largely unaffected by current geopolitical headlines."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Portfolio Compass | October 15, 2014

"Upgraded energy commodities view to neutral/positive from neutral/negative."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Current Conditions Index | October 15, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell 13 points to 249."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Disinflation Infatuation" | Bond Market Perspectives | October 14, 2014

"Inflation expectations have fallen sharply in recent weeks, driven by European disinflation, lower energy prices, and overall growth concerns."

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Pullback Perspective" | October 13, 2014 | Weekly Market Commentary

"We see the recent increase in volatility as normal within the context of an ongoing bull market."

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Gauging Global Growth in 2014 & 2015" | Weekly Economic Commentary | October 13, 2014

"The pace of growth in the global economy is a key driver of global earnings growth, and ultimately, the performance of global equity mark."

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Current Conditions Index | October 8, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rose 4 points to 262."

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Slowing Momentum" | Bond Market Perspectives | October 7, 2014

"A challenging bond market environment will likely persist over the remainder of the year and perhaps beyond."

Monday, October 6, 2014

"Blasé on the Budget" | Weekly Economic Commentary | October 6, 2014

"The nation’s fiscal situation has improved dramatically in the past five years due to overall economic improvement and a combination of higher tax rates and modest spending increases. "

Monday, October 6, 2014

"Earnings Preview: Welcomed Opportunity to Focus on the Micro" | Weekly Market Commentary

"Earnings season is here and may counteract the negative headlines with another dose of positive fundamental news."

Monday, October 6, 2014

Portfolio Compass | October 1, 2014

"Downgraded large/small foreign views to negative from negative/neutral."

Monday, October 6, 2014

Current Conditions Index | October 1, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell seven points to 258."

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