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The Yield Rally Continues

Strong demand during this week’s Treasury auctions would be a sign that now-higher yields are enough to compensate investors, despite the uncertainty of when the Fed may begin to reduce the pace of bond purchases. Signs are emerging that the rise in yields has begun to attract demand. We view the current bond sell-off as being overdone, as the Fed’s timing around a possible first interest rate increase has not materially changed...

Current Conditions Index 6/5/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) was basically unchanged at 239. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though modest, economic growth in the United States. Over the past few weeks, momentum in the CCI has stabilized...

Miserable May

All eyes are on this week’s release of the monthly employment report (on Friday, June 7, 2013), as high-quality bonds concluded one of their worst monthly performances of the past 10 years. The broad Barclays Aggregate Bond Index declined 1.8% in May 2013, the worst monthly performance since December 2009, which in turn is the weakest since October 2008...

Portfolio Compass 5/29/13

Compass Changes: Downgraded large foreign equities to negative/neutral from neutral. Investment Takeaways: Our near-term stock market view is slightly cautious, with stocks having outpaced our 2013 forecast* and given the magnitude and duration of the rally. ƒƒWe have lowered our large foreign view due to our belief that the market’s expectations for Europe’s recovery are overly optimistic and because the European debt crisis is not yet over...

Current Conditions Index 5/29/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) was basically unchanged at 243. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though modest, economic growth in the United States. Over the past few weeks, momentum in the CCI has stabilized.

 
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