Municipal bonds have outperformed broad high-quality fixed income since early 2017.
Month: May 2018
After a great start to 2018, we believe small caps’ strength to continue.
The Fed minutes’ emphasis on a symmetric inflation target reassured markets that the pace of rate hikes would remain gradual.
Signs of emerging market debt (EMD) weakness have been evident since late April.
“We continue to prefer emerging market (EM) equities in tactical asset allocations. ”
The U.S. dollar has staged a strong rally recently after significant weakness in 2017.
“Updates on LPL Research’s views on equity, equity sectors, fixed income, and alternative asset classes.”
“The 10-year Treasury yield recently crossed the psychologically important 3% level for the first time since December 2013.”
“In this week’s commentary, we recap the outstanding near-complete first quarter earnings season, highlight some of the key themes, and show why a potential peak in earnings growth is not cause for immediate concern.”
Consumers will feel the impact of higher oil prices, but the effect may be small compared to the benefits of a strong job market and the new tax law.