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BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED: MIDYEAR STOCK MARKET OUTLOOK

June 22nd Weekly Market Update This week’s commentary features content from LPL Research’s Midyear Outlook 2015: Some Assembly Required. Expect the bull market to continue through 2015. In the stock market, 2015 has felt like déjà vu. In 2014, the year began with a...

BEIGE BOOK: WINDOW ON MAIN STREET

June 8th Weekly Economic Update BEIGE BOOK SUGGESTS CONTINUED MODEST ECONOMIC GROWTH The latest Beige Book suggests that the U.S. economy is still growing at a pace that is at or above its long-term trend, indicating that some of the “transitory factors” that held the...

ACA RULING COULD MAKE HEALTHCARE SECTOR MORE AFFORDABLE

June 8th Weekly Market Update The upcoming Supreme Court decision regarding premium subsidies for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) may create a buying opportunity for the healthcare sector. We believe the odds favor the status quo (all subsidies legal...

GRADING THE FED’S QE PROGRAM: WEEK 3

June 1st Weekly Economic Update This week’s Weekly Economic Commentary is the third in a series looking back at the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) quantitative easing (QE) programs and evaluating how well they achieved their goals. Why grade the Fed now? We have just passed...

THE GREEK DRAMA

June 1st Weekly Market Update There is no question that Greece is tangled economically and politically in Europe. This was by design — the adoption of the euro was intended to be permanent, as was membership in the European Union (EU).* These entanglements are being...

GRADING THE FED’S QE PROGRAM: WEEK 2

May 25th Weekly Economic Update We gave the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) quantitative easing (QE) a passing grade for lowering financial market and banking stress levels in last week’s Weekly Economic Commentary, “Grading the Fed’s QE Program: A Multi-Week Group Project,”...