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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Portfolio Compass | September 17, 2014

"No changes."

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Current Conditions Index | September 17, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell nine points, but it remains in the range of recent post-recession highs."

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Optimum Market Portfolios" | Timely Topics | September 16, 2014

"We continue to be pleased by the Optimum Market Portfolios’ (OMP) long-term track record."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Fed Nerves" | Bond Market Perspectives | September 16, 2014

"Despite recent weakness, bonds continue to discount the pace and magnitude of Fed rate hikes."

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Fall FOMC Watch" | Weekly Economic Commentary | September 15, 2014

"We continue to expect the Fed to again cut its bond purchase program and remain on pace to exit QE by year end."

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Don’t Fight the Fed ECB? (Part 1 of 2)" | Weekly Market Commentary | September 15, 2014

Buying stocks after the various QE programs were announced by the Federal Reserve was generally a profitable decision for investors.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Current Conditions Index | September 10, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell eight points after rising for three straight weeks."

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Growth Signals" | Bond Market Perspectives | September 9, 2014

"The combination of additional cuts to overnight borrowing rates and the announcement of the ABS purchase program was slightly more than expected from the ECB."

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Portfolio Compass | September 4, 2014

"Downgraded foreign-unhedged to negative from negative/neutral."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Current Conditions Index | September 3, 2014

"Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rose for the third straight week, gaining two points to 274."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Is It Extreme?" | Bond Market Perspectives | September 2, 2014

"Although the decline in US Treasury yields has been significant in 2014, it is not quite at an extreme when viewed historically."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Central Bankapalooza" | Weekly Economic Commentary | September 2, 2014

"The market is not expecting the ECB to begin QE this week, although other forms of policy support are likely."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Midterms May Mean More Gains for Stocks" | Weekly Market Commentary | September 2, 2014

"With the midterm elections now just two months away and campaigning starting to heat up, we thought we would share our current views on the political landscape and what it may mean for U.S equities."

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."

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