Author: LPL Financial

Tax Reform Winners: Sectors To Watch

Tax Reform Winners: Sectors To Watch

Recently released tax reform proposals from both the House and Senate are being scrutinized by politicians, investors, and corporations alike. As the bill works its way through Congress, many changes are likely; but, for now, we’ll focus on which equity […]

Trump’s First Year [CHART]

Trump’s First Year [CHART]

Key Takeaways The Dow’s 28.5% advance during the year after the election ranks as one of the best ever. Current technical conditions suggest that the bullish trend in equities could continue into 2018, and potential dips may present buying opportunities. […]

What Might Scare Markets

What Might Scare Markets

Key Takeaways We continue our Halloween tradition and feature five risks that have the potential to scare markets. These risks do not change our expectation that stocks may add to this bull market’s gains in the coming year, albeit likely […]

Stocks By Fed Chair [CHART]

Stocks By Fed Chair [CHART]

President Trump is reportedly set to announce his selection for the next Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Fed) in the very near future, with Jerome Powell emerging as the likely nominee. Though he’s yet to […]

Five Reasons To Take A Look At Japan

Five Reasons To Take A Look At Japan

Key Takeaways Japan’s economy is improving, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a mandate for more stimulus after his latest election victory. Japanese valuations are attractive and pessimism toward the market may be overdone. Technical analysis reveals favorable chart patterns. […]

The 1987 Crash: A Not So Happy Anniversary

The 1987 Crash: A Not So Happy Anniversary

Key Takeaways Though charts comparing 1987 to 2017 look similar, gains leading up to 1987 were much stronger. We believe that the stock market is standing on a much stronger fundamental foundation today, making another crash appear unlikely. As we […]