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The Two Year Curse

The beginning of the year is often full of talk about what indicators to watch as to how the year may unfold: the first five days indicator, the January effect, the Super Bowl indicator, even the Chinese lunar New Year … Continue reading

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The favorite season…

The Stock Market’s Favorite Season Sure, the holiday season is over, but it is still the stock market’s favorite season. This week starts the earnings reporting season – the start of which is traditionally marked by the earnings report from … Continue reading

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Here we go again….

Another Great Year Ahead for Stocks… Stock market investors should be rooting for low single-digit economic growth next year – and the reason why has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve (Fed). We forecast a low double-digit gain of … Continue reading

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It’s going to drop…ready or not!

The Rest of 2013 The LPL Financial Research Outlook 2014 comes out next week, so this week is a great opportunity to take a shorter-term look at the rest of 2013. It has been an amazing year for stock market … Continue reading

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The Rest of 2013 and the FED, the holidays, the shopping…

The Rest of 2013 The LPL Financial Research Outlook 2014 comes out next week, so this week is a great opportunity to take a shorter-term look at the rest of 2013. It has been an amazing year for stock market … Continue reading

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Focus.

Weekly Commentary:  Stocks Likely to Focus on Domestic Over Foreign Policy in September The markets were most focused on an impending military strike on Syria last week. While prospects for an imminent strike have faded, the likelihood of military action … Continue reading

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Change in China

Change in China and what it Means for Investors Last week’s economic reports from China for July added fuel to the fiery debate over whether China’s economy is slowing rapidly, possibly forming a sharp “hard landing,” or slowing more gradually … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Keeper Story

Lighthouse Keeper Story Back in the 18th century, lighthouse keepers were stationed at strategic shorelines to warn ships of hazardous waters that required special skill and experience to navigate. Technology has now made this job obsolete even though the same … Continue reading

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There’s no (room for) dwelling in investing…

….and as we already know there’s no crying in baseball. Mid-Year Economic News AMERICA ADDS 195,000 JOBS IN JUNE Payroll growth in June matched that of May, according to the Labor Department (the May gain was revised upward). The private … Continue reading

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(For) What’s It Worth?

What’s It Worth? (and a song we like) What has mattered most to the market in recent years? What has explained the ups and downs and how the market got back to all-time highs? There are a lot of drivers … Continue reading

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