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“A Closer Look at First Quarter GDP” | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 30, 2018

“The economy posted solid first quarter growth of 2.3% in the face of seasonal headwinds.”
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“Valuation Check-In” | Weekly Market Commentary | April 30, 2018

We make the case that stock valuations are reasonable when considering interest rates and inflation.
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“Yield Curve Subplot” | Bond Market Perspectives | April 24, 2018

The yield curve has continued to flatten; however, because rates are rising simultaneously, it is a less ominous indicator for the economy relative to if yields were falling.
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“Myth Busting” | Weekly Market Commentary | April 23, 2018

There are several market myths related to certain market indicators which have the tendency to distract investors from what really matters in assessing market opportunities.
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“Beige Book” | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 23, 2018

“Based on our analysis, the Beige Book continues to deliver a positive view of the U.S. economy.”
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Portfolio Compass | April 18, 2018

“Updates on LPL Research’s views on equity, equity sectors, fixed income, and alternative asset classes.”
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“Keeping It Real” | Bond Market Perspectives | April 17, 2018

“After a substantive increase in the first months of 2018, real yields have slowly declined, a positive indicator for stock and bond markets, as they suggest lower true cost of debt for domestic companies.”
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“Did Stocks Bottom?” | Weekly Market Commentary | April 16, 2018

“The February 2018 market correction caught many investors off guard, but the longer-term trend remains higher.”
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“Inflation In-Depth” | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 16, 2018

“CPI and PPI moved higher in March, but inflation remains manageable.”
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“Jobs and Trade in Perspective” | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 9, 2018

“Despite last week’s market weakness, we believe the economy remains on positive footing.”