July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

The Markets Is it a sugar rush or something more sustainable? Economic growth in the United States was strong during the second quarter. Gross domestic product (GDP), which is the value of all goods and services produced in the United States, grew by 4.1 percent....
July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018

The Markets Last week, there was some good news and some notable news. Here’s the good news: Corporate earnings have been strong. As of July 20, 17 percent of the companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had reported second quarter results. More than 85...
2018 LPL MidYear Outlook

2018 LPL MidYear Outlook

Presenting the LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2018: Packed with investment insights and market analysis to guide you through the year ahead.

July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018

The Markets Investors are becoming more discriminating. Trade tensions escalated as the U.S. administration expanded tariffs on Chinese goods last week. You wouldn’t have known by watching the performance of benchmark indices, though. Just four of the 25 national...
July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

The Markets What a rollercoaster of a quarter! When it comes to the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) Sentiment Survey, respondents tend to be more bullish than bearish about U.S. stock markets. The survey’s historical averages are: • 38.5 percent...
Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddling

It takes experience on the water to not only avoid simple mistakes but to move freely and enjoy  any type of conditions, whether they are calm or wavy.