Fed Meeting Preview | Weekly Economic Commentary | September 24, 2018

KEY TAKEAWAYS An interest rate hike later this week appears to be a foregone conclusion, so investors will likely be focusing on policy implications for 2019. Markets will be scrutinizing the Fed for clues on the “neutral rate,” or the rate at which monetary policy is...

What Does The Dow New High Really Mean?

It took nearly eight months, but the Dow finally closed at a new all-time high for the first time since late January. Various other indexes have been making new highs for a while now, which begs the question: What does it mean for investors that the granddaddy of all...

Market Update | September 24, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights LPL Market Signals Podcast. In case you missed last week’s podcast, listen to Chief Investment Strategist John Lynch and Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick reflect on their memories of the financial crisis, and discuss the changes in...

Weekly Update 9/21/2018 – Dow Catches Up With its Peers

US: S&P 500 Index +0.85%, Dow +2.25%, Nasdaq -0.29% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 +1.70%, German DAX +2.53% France CAC 40 +2.65%, U.K. FTSE 100 +2.55% Asia: Japan Nikkei +3.36%, China Shanghai Composite +4.32%, Korea KOSPI  +0.90% Rates/Commodities:...

What Happens if Republicans Lose Control of Congress?

Among the most common questions we’ve received in the past few months are: What happens to stocks if Republicans lose control of Congress? And what happens if they retain control of both the House and the Senate? According to Washington insiders, there is a more...