Market Update: Thurs, Jan 31, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights We maintain our cautious tactical view of European equities amid lackluster economic growth and political uncertainty.Euro-area gross domestic product (GDP) rose just 0.2% during the fourth quarter, or 1.2% year over year, with Italy falling...

Now What?

What a year it has been. After the worst December for stocks in 87 years that contributed to the worst fourth quarter since the 2008–09 financial crisis, stocks have bounced back in spectacular fashion. In fact, with a day to go, stocks are looking at their best first...

Market Update: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights Fed day. All eyes are on the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) interest-rate announcement and press conference today for signals on future policy after a volatile December. Fed fund futures are pricing in about a 70% probability that the central bank...

Fed Preview

All eyes are on the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) interest rate announcement and press conference today for signals on future policy after a volatile December. Markets have increasingly positioned for a pause in the Fed’s gradual rate hike path as global headwinds...

A Fed Pause and the Flattening Yield Curve

Investors have increasingly positioned for a Federal Reserve (Fed) pause, which could portend a shift in fixed income markets. Fed fund futures are pricing in about a 70% probability that the Fed will keep rates unchanged for the rest of 2019, and the market’s dovish...