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Outlook 2020: Bringing Markets Into Focus

Hindsight is 20/20, but finding clarity in future uncertainty can be fuzzy. AT LPL RESEARCH, as we look forward to the year 2020 and a new decade, some key trends and market signals will be important to watch, including progress on U.S.-China trade discussions, an...

Midyear Outlook 2019: What Really Matters in the Markets

At the halfway point of 2019, the U.S. economy has held steady, supported by the fiscal stimulus we have highlighted for two years, and corporate profits continue to grow. At the same time, trade tensions are increasingly weighing on the economic outlook, while...

Perspective & Retirement Timing

Trading the tie for a golf club… Switching from conversing with colleagues to playing with grandkids… Choosing gardening over sitting in a conference room… Reading books instead of emails… Traveling overseas rather than to the office… All of...

Pre-New Year 2018 Why Do We Wait

As I stare at my sneakers for the 16th straight minute…I know what I NEED to do. But, I tell myself it’s too cold and wet. If I want to balance my addiction to sweets (especially in December!), I should go to the gym. Ahhh….I can just start January 1st. That sounds...

The Power of Doing Nothing at All

As we face a season of weather uncertainty, we’re often found pondering how to occupy ourselves on those days where travel is not advised aka “snow days”. For a child, the thought of a snow day typically equates to the cancellation of school. I’m not sure there are...

Autumn, Money, and……LOVE

  Friday, October 26, 2018 The leaves are slowly changing hues, pumpkins and squash are bountiful, and a new is fully upon us in St. Louis and Denver. This theme of change holds true inside the PWM offices where we’ve been refocusing efforts, adding new team...