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LPL Research - Outlook 2017

Stock markets, bond markets, the economy, policy — some years they push
and pull on each other lightly as markets follow their own path; in others, one
influence, such as monetary policy, dominates. But sometimes, often following a
period of change, understanding the pushes and pulls and how they might interact
becomes a key to reassessing market dynamics for the next year and beyond. Click here to read more.

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Recession Watch Dashboard

Our Recession Watch Dashboard is showing an overall low risk of
a recession starting within the next year.

Because data for the components of this dashboard are available with
varying frequencies, some will be more current than others. In all cases,
we have used the latest data available. Click here to read more.

The Over Index

After seven consecutive positive years for stocks, how much longer can this bull market
continue? Perhaps just asimportantly, what are the warning signs that a bull market is
coming to an end? LPL Research believes that to understand what causes markets to crack,
you need to study the economic cycle. None of us can forget the experience of the Great
Recession of 2008 – 2009, and since 1970 every bear market except one (1987) has been
associated with a recession. Therefore, having a respectful understanding of what ends
economic expansions is key to prudent portfolio management. Click here here to read more.


LPL Research Retirement Index

The LPL Research Retirement Environment Index is a holistic ranking of the attractiveness of each U.S. state as a retirement destination. This index is unique in that it looks specifically at the 45- to 64-year-old cohort (pre-retirees) and collectively assesses strengths and weaknesses of pre-retiree desirability on a state level, rather than city or regional level. The 45- to 64-year-old co-hort is the largest subset of the Baby Boomer generation. States are evaluated on six key factors, each with its own supporting metrics, to evaluate overall desirability for retirement. Click Here to read more.