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LPL: Sectors to Watch This Earnings Season

April 19, 2019

Sectors to Watch This Earnings Season Posted by lplresearch First quarter earnings season begins this week with some big banks reporting on Friday. While we think profit growth will finish around flat overall, an improving macro backdrop points to better growth ahead. We previewed the earnings season in this week’s Weekly Market Commentary, highlighting key […]

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Charles Schwab: Stocks vs. Bonds…Who’s Right?

April 18, 2019

Key Points   “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” ― Donatella Versace Investor conflict Conflicting opinions are what makes markets work—you believe the price of a stock is going higher, while we think it’s not, we sell to you—but there appears to be a fairly large difference in opinion this year between stock and […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended April 12th

April 16, 2019

  Fed’s sweet spot The U.S. Federal Reserve may keep interest rates unchanged through the rest of this year, although it’s prepared to consider a further increase or perhaps a rate cut if economic conditions significantly shift in coming months. That’s the takeaway that many economists had on Wednesday after reviewing minutes released from the […]

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Federated: March Jobs Rebound Erases Aberrant February

April 11, 2019

March jobs rebound erases aberrant February After all the concern, Q1 ended up having a solid average monthly gain of 180,000 jobs. BOTTOM LINE The Labor Department reported this morning that nonfarm payrolls grew by a stronger-than-expected 196,000 jobs in March, compared with consensus expectations for an increase of 177,000 and Federated’s estimate of 183,000. […]

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LPL: What Happens When January, February, and March Are All Higher?

April 10, 2019

What a start to 2019! The S&P 500 Index had its best first quarter since 1998—gaining 13.1%. Taking a deeper look at the data reveals another rare occurrence: The S&P 500 was higher each of the first three months of the year for the first time since 2013. “You may not think so, but when […]

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Reuters and Kevin Miller: S&P wavers with U.S.-China trade talks in focus

April 9, 2019

To read the full article click here. https://www.nasdaq.com/article/us-stockssp-wavers-with-uschina-trade-talks-in-focus-20190404-00712 __ “The fundamentals are strong enough and the trade talks are offering an added support to the sentiment,” said Kevin Miller, Chief Investment Officer at E-Valuator Funds in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “I do expect that the U.S. will get a trade agreement signed with China and that is […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended April 5th

April 8, 2019

  Approaching records The rally that started in late December has returned stocks close to the record heights reached more than six months ago. As of Friday, the S&P 500 and Dow were both around 1.5% shy of their records, while the NASDAQ was about 2.1% below its peak.   Jobs recovery Stocks rose on […]

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Kevin Miller on TD Ameritrade Market On Close

April 5, 2019

Click the image to watch the interview: https://tdameritradenetwork.com/video/rB4AoWndGq-BaeUDHxQCyw

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Schwab: Market Madness

April 5, 2019

Key Points “Hope springs eternal.”  ― Baseball fans everywhere     Bullish madness? U.S. stocks have continued their sporadic move higher, after a short-lived dip associated with the inversion of the yield curve (read more in Liz Ann’s article Blue, Red and Grey: Yield Curve Inversions); recovering much of their fourth quarter 2018 losses. We […]

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LPL: What Does A Big First Quarter Mean?

April 2, 2019

What Does A Big First Quarter Mean? Posted by lplresearch With a day to go, this is one of the best first quarters for the S&P 500 Index ever. Of course, it comes on the heels of the worst fourth quarter since the financial crisis and the worst December since the Great Depression. Still, you […]

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