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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."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Second Quarter Earnings Season Update" | Weekly Market Commentary | July 28, 2014

"Amid the barrage of nearly constant economic and market data, nothing is more important to assess the health of corporate America than the quarterly check-in that we affectionately call earnings season."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Portfolio Compass | July 23, 2014

"Upgraded alternatives to neutral/positive from neutral."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Current Conditions Index | July 23, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) dipped slightly to 269."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"High Yield Pullback" | Bond Market Perspectives | July 22, 2014

"Current weakness in the high-yield bond market is the most notable since January 2014 but modest when viewed in historical context."

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Is Congress Contemplating QE4?" | Weekly Market Commentary | July 21, 2014

"This past Sunday marked the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first to set foot on the moon. If they had stayed there, what would their tax rate have been?"

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Beige Book: Window on Main Street | Modest-to-Moderate Economic Growth Continues" | Weekly Economic Commentary | July 21, 2014

"The latest edition of the Fed’s Beige Book indicates that the negative headwinds that have held the U.S. economy back over the past seven years may be declining."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Current Conditions Index | July 16, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rose slightly to 273."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Municipal Mid-Year Outlook" | Bond Market Perspectives | July 15, 2014

"We do not expect the municipal bond market to repeat first half strength over the second half of 2014."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Counting Down the Months" | Weekly Market Commentary | July 14, 2014

"A common worry among investors is that the stock market may fall as the Fed gets closer to hiking rates."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Gauging Global Growth in 2014 & 2015 | Update: Developed Markets Grow, While Emerging Markets Slow" | Weekly Economic Commentary | July 14, 2014

"Global GDP growth in 2014 remains on track to accelerate versus 2013’s pace, excluding the impact of the weather."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Portfolio Compass | July 9, 2014

Upgraded alternatives to neutral/positive from neutral.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Current Conditions Index | July 9, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) pulled back to 270 from the prior week’s all-time high of 279."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Earnings Season: A Show About Nothing" | Weekly Market Commentary | July 7, 2014

"The after-the-bell report from Alcoa on Tuesday of this week kicks off the start of the second quarter earnings reporting season."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Disconnect?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | July 7, 2014

"We continue to expect that U.S. economic growth may rebound to a 3% pace for all of 2014."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Current Conditions Index | July 2, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) remained at last week’s new all-time high of 279."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Fixed Income Mid-Year Outlook: A Challenging Second Half Looms" | Bond Market Perspectives | July 1, 2014

"The first half of 2014 is now in the history books and was very kind to bond investors."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Disappointing GDP, but No Early Warnings of Recession on Horizon" | Weekly Economic Commentary | June 30, 2014

"On June 25, 2014, the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce released revised figures on economic growth for the first quarter of 2014, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP)."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Investor's Almanac Field Notes" | Weekly Market Commentary | June 30, 2014

"At this year’s halfway point, we are pleased to offer the LPL Financial Research Mid-Year Outlook 2014: Investor’s Almanac Field Notes containing key observations and updates to our outlook for 2014."

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