The TED Spread’s Economic Signal

Credit stress among banks has remained relatively calm recently, signaling an economic recession may not be as imminent as some investors fear. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, the TED spread, or the difference between the 3-month London Interbank Offered Rate...

Market Update: Tues, Jan 15, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights Treasury yield curve steepens, spread to investment grade widens. The Treasury yield curve steepened over the past week despite recent data suggesting global economic activity, particularly in China, ticked lower. Instead, more dovish...

Q4 Earnings Preview: Great to Good

Fourth quarter earnings reporting season begins this week with about three dozen S&P 500 companies set to report results. The action kicked off this morning with Citigroup’s numbers, which will be followed by several other major banks later in the week, as well as...

Market Update: Mon, Jan 14, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights Weak Chinese trade data, the unofficial kickoff of fourth quarter earnings season, and the ongoing government shutdown are on investors radars this morning. NEW LPL Research video. LPL Research Chief Investment Strategist John Lynch offers...

Weekly Market Drivers | LPL Financial Research

Rebound continues on trade talk optimism, Fedspeak US: S&P 500 Index +2.54%, Dow +2.43%, Nasdaq +3.45% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 +1.69%, German DAX +1.11% France CAC 40 +0.93%, U.K. FTSE 100 +1.18% Asia: Japan Nikkei +4.08%, China Shanghai Composite +1.55%,...

Time to Take Off The Blindfold?

The S&P 500 Index is off to its best start in years, but this is on the heels of the worst year for stocks since 2008. The trifecta of crashing oil prices, confusion from the Federal Reserve (Fed), and trade issues with China all pushed equities lower by 14%...