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Tapering Tantrum Take Two

The bond market suffered through another week of tapering tantrums with yields closing higher for a fourth consecutive week and near the highs of 2013. Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Ben Bernanke did little to clear the uncertainty over the timing of reducing, or tapering, bond purchases in Congressional testimony last week...

Current Conditions Index 5/22/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) improved slightly to 245. 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 generally improved after deteriorating in the prior weeks.

Tapering Tantrums

The fear of an earlier reduction in the pace of bond purchases has been a factor in recent weakness in Treasury prices. Inflation data argue for continued bond purchases, and focus falls on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke this week, as he may address this uncertainty. We continue to view yields as range-bound. Any tapering-related bond sell-off is likely to be limited unless corroborated by better economic data.

Current Conditions Index 5/15/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) slid slightly to 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 generally improved after deteriorating in the prior weeks.​

Portfolio Compass 5/15/13

Compass Changes: Downgraded the energy commodity 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. Our views on cyclical versus defensive sectors have become more balanced due to our focus on yield and in anticipation of a stock market pullback...​

 
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