The stock market has started October on a bumpy path. Many global issues remain unresolved, but seasonal forces, sound fundamentals, and breakthroughs on the trade and geopolitical1 fronts could help sustain the S&P 500 Index at record highs. Volatilit…
Market Research updates from LPL Financial
U.S. stocks gained this week, making another run at all-time highs as investors watched global developments, and third quarter earnings season kicked off.
We have maintained our S&P 500 Index year-end fair value target of 3,000, even as the index hovers near that level following recent progress on U.S.-China trade discussions.
Corporate earnings growth has ground to a halt, but we think better times lie ahead. While tariffs and ongoing trade uncertainty could delay improvement, we remain optimistic that some progress on trade will be forthcoming and earnings growth could pic…
Stocks rallied on trade optimism late in the week, erasing the S&P 500 Index’s 2% loss through Tuesday
Continued economic growth and Fed rate cuts helped support stocks amid ongoing trade uncertainty.
Economic data improves in September.
Geopolitical matters1 have complicated the tug-of-war between fiscal2 and monetary3 policies and contributed to investor concerns about increased policy uncertainty. Policy uncertainty will likely persist, but we think financial markets will climb this…
Stocks fell for a third straight week as investors gauged the health of the U.S. economy and its impact on future monetary policy.
October historically has been a volatile month but also the third strongest month of the year for the S&P 500 Index