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Weekly Market Drivers | LPL Financial Research

Positive Trade, Budget Negotiations offset Mixed Economic Data US: S&P 500 Index +2.5%, Dow +3.1%, Nasdaq +2.4% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 +3.0%, German DAX +3.6% France CAC 40 +3.9%, U.K. FTSE 100 +1.7% Asia: Japan Nikkei +2.8%, China Shanghai Composite +2.5%,...

Market Update: Fri, Feb 15, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights Bullish sentiment muted despite market strength. The S&P 500 Index is making its best start to a year since 1991, and underlying technicals suggest to us that a retest of the December 24 lows is unlikely. Still, bullish sentiment among...

Should Investors Love A Great Start to 2019?

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! With the S&P 500 Index up 9.8% for the year as of yesterday, this is its best start up to this point since 1991. So should investors love to see this much green this early in the year, or should they be leery they might be...

Market Update: Thurs, Feb 14, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights China trade surplus with the U.S. narrowed. Though distorted by the Chinese New Year, China’s trade surplus narrowed from $29.9 billion in December to $27.3 billion in January. Overall, Chinese exports (+9.1% year over year) rose more than...

Market Update: Wed, Feb 13, 2019 | LPL Financial Research

Macro View Daily Insights Likely border/budget deal, trade deadline extension push S&P 500 above key technical support level. Reports out of Washington yesterday indicated that President Trump plans to sign a border security deal that would pave the way for a...

The Year of the Pig Could Have Bulls Smiling

“Bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered.” Old Wall Street saying. The Chinese New Year (often called the Lunar New Year) kicked off Tuesday, February 5, and with it came the Year of the Pig. Although we would never suggest investing based on the...