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LPL: Don’t Fear Record Highs

November 27, 2019

Don’t Fear Record Highs Posted by lplresearch Market Blog November 20, 2019 “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett The S&P 500 Index has trended higher in an unusually persistent fashion recently. The benchmark has notched 10 record-high closes over the past four weeks, including four straight […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended November 22nd

November 26, 2019

  GDP ahead One of this week’s most closely watched reports is likely to be Wednesday’s update of third-quarter GDP growth. The government’s initial estimate in late October pegged last quarter’s growth at 1.9%—a notch below the second quarter’s 2.0% pace, and far below the first quarter’s 3.1% figure.   Yields fall U.S. government bond […]


LPL: Consumers Open Up Their Wallets

November 21, 2019

Economic Blog November 15, 2019 U.S. consumers continue to open up their wallets, according to the October retail sales report. Retail sales rose 0.3% last month, the measure’s seventh gain in eight months. Retail sales’ rise was led by a 1.1% gain in gasoline store sales and a 0.9% increase in sales at “non-store retailers.” […]


Alliance Bernstein: Energizing Europe

November 20, 2019

European stocks have outperformed US equity markets in recent months, after several years of underperformance. Is this the start of a longer trend? It’s too soon to say, but some unfolding developments could signal a reversal of fortune for a long-unloved asset class. The MSCI Europe Index has gained 4.7% (in euro terms) from September […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended November 15th

November 19, 2019

  Fed outlook U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed optimism in congressional testimony that recent interest-rate cuts could bolster the economy to weather risks such as trade tensions and the slowdown in global growth. Powell said Fed officials believe that current monetary policies will remain appropriate so long as the U.S. economy grows moderately […]


LPL: Steady Services Activity

November 15, 2019

Economic Blog November 6, 2019 The U.S. services sector has steadily expanded this year, even as trade fears drag down manufacturing. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) non-manufacturing (services) Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) climbed to 54.7 in October, its 117th straight month in expansionary territory (above 50). As shown in the LPL Chart of the […]


Kevin Miller on Bloomberg Radio

November 14, 2019

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Schwab: Slowing Down While Speeding Up

November 13, 2019

Key Points Take it to the limit U.S. stocks have broken out to the upside and surpassed their all-time highs. Recent gains have come on the heels of increased hopes of a signed “phase one” deal by year-end; the Fed’s accommodative rate cut in October; and better-than-expected results from October’s payroll data. Yet, though the […]


Kevin Miller on Nightly Business Report

November 13, 2019

Friday, November 8th on The Nightly Business Report, the major averages close the week at records but what happens next may depend on the bond market.  Forward to the 20:00 mark to view Kevin’s segment. Click to watch the interview    SOURCE:http://nbr.com/2019/11/08/nightly-business-report-november-8-2019/    


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended November 8th

November 12, 2019

  Consumer contentment With holiday shopping around the corner, a gauge of U.S. consumer sentiment rose, easing concerns about prospects of a recession. The University of Michigan said on Friday that its preliminary index of November consumer sentiment was up slightly from the previous month.   Earnings outlook While third-quarter earnings results continued to come […]