Weekly Market Drivers | LPL Financial Research

Stocks Rally on Fed Comments US: S&P 500 Index +4.85%, Dow +4.34%, Nasdaq +5.64% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 +0.99%, German DAX +0.58% France CAC 40 +1.15%, U.K. FTSE 100 +1.24% Asia: Japan Nikkei +2.85%, China Shanghai Composite +0.34%, Korea KOSPI  +1.91%...

Time for Santa?

2018 has been a rocky year with a big dose of volatility, but could a late-year rally be in store for investors? History says it is quite possible. “Although the well-known Santa Claus rally is technically the last five days of the year and the first two of the new...

Market Update | Nov 30, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Fed minutes support flexibility. Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) November meeting supported Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s and Fed Vice President Richard Clarida’s dovish comments earlier in the week. In the minutes, policymakers...

Capex Cools as Trade Tensions Linger

Capital expenditures (capex) have grown solidly over the past two years, thanks to a rebound from an oil-related slowdown and a historic fiscal stimulus package. Recently, however, trade tensions have started to hinder the promising improvement in business spending....

Market Update | Nov 29, 2018

Macro View Daily Insights Dovish Powell lifts U.S. stocks, sinks dollar. The S&P 500 Index posted its biggest daily gain since March yesterday, while the U.S. dollar index fell to the lowest in a week after Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell said current...