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Outlook 2017: Gauging Market Milestones

In 2016, financial markets, the economy, and geopolitics experienced an unusual number of milestones that have come together to influence the investment landscape: a new president and administration, the stabilization of oil prices, and the end of an earnings recession. Being prepared for 2017 is about gauging these and other milestones, understanding their significance, and responding without overreacting.

The LPL Research Outlook 2017: Gauging Market Milestones features market guidance, with forecasts for stocks, bonds, and the economy, that can help you to read the gauges and make adjustments in the year ahead, while staying strategic and maintaining a long‐term investment view.

View the complete Outlook 2017: Gauging Market Milestones: http://lpl‐research.com/outlook/Outlook_2017_Spread.pdf


OUTLOOK 2017:  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, the market had finally recovered from an August swoon that left the S&P 500 more than 10% off its all-time highs, the first 10% correction in more than four years, with the worst still ahead in January and February 2016. Concerns over market risk were dominating the conversation: China (the primary driver of the August 2015 swoon), oil, the soaring U.S. dollar, tightening financial conditions, declining earnings, and the prospective first interest rate hike since before the Great Recession. LPL Research, in our Outlook 2016, saw the prospect of routine year-end outcomes, similar to what we’ve actually seen to date, but warned that the path to getting there might be anything but routine.

As we look back at 2016, by and large, the market has reached the....read more: http://lpl-research.com/outlook/Outlook_2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf


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