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No Love for Bonds

High-quality bonds remain unloved in financial markets in 2013. After modest improvement during the first full week of February, weakness resumed with the 10-year Treasury yield rising back to the 2.0% threshold. Last week’s Treasury auctions saw...

Current Conditions Index 2/13/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) was unchanged at 229. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though sluggish, economic growth in the United States.​

Return of the LBO

The recent trend in leveraged buyout (LBO) activity bears watching for bond investors but even at the current pace would lag well behind the boom years of 2006 and 2007. We are more concerned with valuation levels among corporate bonds on evaluating investment appeal.

Portfolio Compass 2/6/13

Our near-term stock market view remains slightly cautious, given our Base Path expectation for modest single-digit returns in 2013.* ƒƒWe continue to favor economically sensitive (cyclical) sectors, including industrials, materials, and technology, over defensive sectors. Our recently upgraded emerging markets (EM) view is based on...

Current Conditions Index 2/6/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) was basically unchanged at 229. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though sluggish, economic growth in the United States. Over the past few months, momentum in the CCI has been slowing...

 
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