Weekly Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary

Get weekly stock market updates from top LPL Financial research strategists. Stay up-to-date on financial market trends and understand stock market predictions.

We understand that investing is both a financial and emotional effort, and it can be difficult to cut through all the clutter. LPL Research helps us keep a pulse on the global markets so that we can keep up with the rapid pace of change and make sure you feel informed and ready for what may lie ahead.

Policy Risks Loom But Clarity Ahead

September 13, 2021 | LPL Research

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 | LPL Research

LPL Research explores five things that some bears believe that do not worry us.

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Why Stagflation Isn’t In the Cards

August 23, 2021 | LPL Research

Stagflation and a return to the weak equity markets of the 1970s would be understandably scary; however, we remain skeptical that either runaway inflation or low growth are right around the corner.

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Corporate America Does It Again

August 16, 2021 | LPL Research

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.       - Jeff Buchbinder, CFA, Equity Strategist, LPL Financial

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COVID Update: Delta Variant Market Impact

August 9th, 2021 | LPL Research

"The Delta variant may cause an increase in market volatility, but we believe the S&P 500 is still likely to see more gains through the end of the year."

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Five Things To Know Heading Into August

August 2nd, 2021 | LPL Research

"With stocks still flirting with all-time highs, the bar could be set quite high and any disappointment could lead to a pullback or correction."

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Six Surprises So Far in 2021

July 26, 2021 | LPL Research

Interest rates have surprised us twice this year. While we expected interest rates to increase this year, the strength of the move higher in the first quarter of 2021 was the first surprise.

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Midyear Outlook 2021: Picking Up Speed

July 19, 2021 | LPL Research

The growth rate of the U.S. economy may have peaked in the second quarter of 2021, but there is still plenty of momentum left to extend above-average growth into 2022.

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Three Things to Watch This Earnings Season

July 12, 2021 | LPL Research

LPL Research anticipates a strong earnings season and outlines the three things investors should keep on their radars this quarter.

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Three Things That Worry Us

June 28, 2021 | LPL Research

LPL Research explores three things that worry us—and could make the market more susceptible to a pullback as we enter the second half of 2021.

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Inflation And What the Fed Is Saying

June 21, 2021 | LPL Research

Consumers and investors have seen and felt the impact of inflation. But the structural headwinds that have kept inflationary pressures at bay for decades are still in place.

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Sustainable Investing Becoming Mainstream in Fixed Income

June 14, 2021 | LPL Research

Sustainable investing is becoming more mainstream in fixed income markets and companies that recognize that changing dynamic may be able to avoid financially material impacts.

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Policy Shifts May Challenge Markets

June 7, 2021 | LPL Research

"The massive fiscal and monetary policy support that helped the economy (and the stock market) get through the pandemic is starting to move toward the sidelines, which may cause some bumps in the equity markets."

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Proceed With Caution in the Bond Market

June 1, 2021 | LPL Research

Long-term interest rates have traded sideways recently, but LPL Research argues that high-quality bonds can play a pivotal role in mitigating equity risk.

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Stock Market Gains Likely to Slow

May 24, 2021 | LPL Research

The pickup in inflation and related concerns about the Federal Reserve (Fed) pulling back support offer evidence of an economic cycle getting a bit older. Older cycles tend to bring more moderate stock market gains.

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Economy Picking up Speed

May 17, 2021 | LPL Research

LPL Research explains why inflation is making headlines and why investors should not be overly concerned.

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Amazing Earnings Season

May 10, 2021 | LPL Research

"To call this earnings season a blowout would be an understatement. The earnings growth for the quarter is on pace to double—yes, double—the consensus 24% growth rate." 

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Time to Sell in May?

May 3, 2021 | LPL Research

"LPL Research notes some possible reasons for a pause in the rally and why any potential pullbacks won’t last very long." 

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April 26, 2021 | LPL Research

"LPL Research believes investors are appropriately optimistic, given the improving economy, the pace of vaccinations, fiscal stimulus, and surging earnings." 

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April 19, 2021 | LPL Research

"In the United States, vaccinations are increasing, the economy is expanding, unemployment is falling, and stimulus continues to flow through the economy. With the consensus crowding into an optimistic corner, many investors are wondering if sentiment may be running too hot." 

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April 12, 2021 | LPL Research

"The reopening of the economy continues to move forward, and corporate America has done an excellent job managing through the pandemic."

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