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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Current Conditions Index | November 19, 2014

"Over the last week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell 2 points to 254."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Overseas Influences" | Bond Market Perspectives | November 18, 2014

"Demand from overseas investors once again helped the bond market shrug off stronger economic data and weak Treasury auction demand."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Emerging Markets Opportunity Still Emerging" | November 18, 2014 | Weekly Market Commentary

"We believe emerging markets (EM) fundamental conditions are set for improvement in 2015, based on our outlooks for economic growth, earnings, and policy."

Monday, November 17, 2014

"Japan Check-In: Will the Weak Q3 GDP Reading Draw a Policy Response?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | November 17, 2014

"The much weaker than expected Q3 GDP reading in Japan is a modest threat to overall global growth for 2014 and into 2015."

Monday, November 17, 2014

Midterm Elections Client Letter by John Canally, CFA | November 6, 2014

"The months of polls, punditry, and posturing are finally over. After months of uncertainty and waiting, the midterm elections are done, and we now have resolution."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Portfolio Compass | November 12, 2014

"Although the S&P 500 has achieved our total return forecast for 2014 (10–15% gains), we continue to favor U.S. stocks through year end with support from continued steady earnings growth."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Current Conditions Index | November 12, 2014

"Over the last week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rose 5 points to 256."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"High-Yield Bonds & Oil Prices" | Bond Market Perspectives | November 11, 2014

"We find it premature to draw conclusions regarding oil prices and the performance of the road high-yield bond market."

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Solid Earnings Season Spelled Out" | November 10, 2014 | Weekly Market Commentary

"While the certainty provided by an election outcome has been positive for the stock market over time, our positive stock market outlook is based much more on fundamentals."

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Consumer Conditions" | Weekly Economic Commentary | November 10, 2014

"The drop in gasoline prices over the fall and summer months has been a plus for spending, but other factors have a much bigger impact on the consumer."

Thursday, November 6, 2014

"Growth Scare" | Search for Income | Third Quarter 2014

"Global economic growth fears led to divergent changes in bond yields over the third quarter of 2014 and into the fourth quarter."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Current Conditions Index | November 5, 2014

"Over the last week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell 4 points to 251."

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"High-Yield Divergence" | Bond Market Perspectives | November 4, 2014

"The headwinds of rising high-quality bond yields and increasing new issuance have slowed the advance of high-yield bonds in late October 2014, relative to stock market gains."

Monday, November 3, 2014

"S&P Is Not GDP" | November 3, 2014 | Weekly Market Commentary

"It is important to recognize that the S&P 500 is not GDP. S&P 500 companies have different drivers for earnings than the components that drive GDP."

Monday, November 3, 2014

"QE Ended, Now What?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | November 3, 2014

"The Fed ended its bond purchase program last week and the bar has been set fairly high for restarting more QE."

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."

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