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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Current Conditions Index | August 27, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rose for the second straight week, gaining four points to 272."

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Bond Yields Around a First Rate Hike" | Bond Market Perspectives | August 26, 2014

"Historically, bond yields have begun to move more forcefully four to six months ahead of a first rate hike from the Fed."

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Data Dilemma: When Final Isn't Final" | Weekly Economic Commentary | August 26, 2014

"Revisions to GDP don’t often change the overall picture of the health, or lack thereof, of the economy."

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Ready, Set, HIKE!" | Weekly Market Commentary | August 26, 2014

"The first rate hike by the Fed has never been an indication of a market peak."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Portfolio Compass | August 20, 2014

"Downgraded energy commodities view to negative/neutral from neutral."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Current Conditions Index | August 20, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rose five points to 268 after two straight weekly drops."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Geopoliticals & Bonds" | Bond Market Perspectives | August 19, 2014

"Geopolitical risks powered bonds to another weekly gain, but historically such gains have been short-lived and given way to other fundamental drivers."

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Exporting Good Old American Know- How Part 2: Hollywood Edition" | Weekly Economic Commentary | August 18, 2014

"Our fastest growing exports are not always as visible as some of the items we consume and import daily."

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Crystal Ball?" | Weekly Market Commentary | August 18, 2014

"We believe the LEI is one of the better indicators to foreshadow recession."

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"European Influence" | Bond Market Perspectives | August 12, 2014

"The strength of European government bonds has supported demand for US Treasuries due to more attractive yield differentials."

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Turning Down the Noise" | Weekly Market Commentary | August 11, 2014

"Technical analysis supports a move higher in U.S. equities despite mixed market breadth."

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Exporting Good Old American Know-How Part 1" | Weekly Economic Commentary | August 11, 2014

"The United States has a trade surplus in the service sector, where we are creating relatively high-paying jobs."

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Portfolio Compass | August 6, 2014

"No changes."

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Current Conditions Index | August 6, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) dropped 7 points to 270."

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"Bonds Take a Breather" | Bond Market Perspectives | August 5, 2014

"Last week’s batch of top-tier economic data failed to act as a catalyst for additional bond gains."

Monday, August 4, 2014

"Reconnected?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | August 4, 2014

"With the release of the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2014 (along with revisions to the data back to 1999), the disconnect appears to be fading."

Monday, August 4, 2014

"Stock Market Valuations Suggest That This Bull Market Still Has Teeth" | Weekly Market Commentary | August 4, 2014

"Losing under 3% in a week seems a minor concern given historical market ups and downs; nevertheless, investors may begin to wonder if stock market valuations are signaling a decline."

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Current Conditions Index | July 30, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) jumped 8 points to 269."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Calling the Fed's Bluff" | Bond Market Perspectives | July 29, 2014

"Like two veteran poker players sitting across the table from each other, the Federal Reserve (Fed) and the bond market remain at odds."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Midsummer Madness" | Weekly Economic Commentary | July 28, 2014

"Eight times per year, the outcome of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting becomes the focal point for market participants."

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