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LPL Research

Each week the LPL Financial Research team assembles thoughtful insight on market news. Check back here every week for the latest news on markets, economy, and investments.

Revisiting Our 10-Year Treasury Yield Forecast

September 20, 2021

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Until recently, we expected the 10-year Treasury yield to end the year between 1.75% and 2.0%. Now, however, there are two key elements suggesting we are unlikely to see significantly higher interest rates by year end: The Delta variant’s impact on economic growth expectations, and the continued demand for U.S. Treasuries by foreign investors. As such, our new year-end target for the 10-year Treasury yield is between 1.50% and 1.75%.

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Policy Risks Loom But Clarity Ahead

September 13, 2021

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LPL Research explores a few policy-related risks that may increase market volatility in the near-term but maintain the fundamental backdrop for the economy remains strong.

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Poking The Bear

AUGUST 30, 2021

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2021 has been an amazing year for stocks, with the S&P 500 up approximately 20% for the year without so much as a 5% pullback. Additionally, it has made 52 new all-time highs so far.

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Why Stagflation Isn’t In the Cards

AUGUST 23, 2021

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The term stagflation has been circulating increasingly in the financial media as inflation readings have risen sharply in recent months. The term is often associated with the 1970s, which saw runaway inflation—largely driven by sky-high energy prices—and lackluster economic growth.

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Corporate America Does It Again

AUGUST 16, 2021

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Corporate America did it again. Companies blew by estimates and made strategists and analysts look silly. S&P 500 earnings growth did not surprise by quite as much as in the first quarter, but came pretty close.

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COVID Update: Delta Variant Market Impact

AUGUST 09, 2021

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LPL Research shares some insight into what may be on the horizon for markets, policy, and the economy as we head into August 2021.

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Five Things To Know Heading Into August

August 02, 2021

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LPL Research shares some insight into what may be on the horizon for markets, policy, and the economy as we head into August 2021.

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Six Surprises So Far in 2021

July 26, 2021

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LPL Research talks about a few things that have surprised them with markets, policy, and the economy in 2021.

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