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Winter Hits the Bond Market

Winter seems to have hit the bond market full force in January 2013 with the broad Barclays Aggregate Bond Index posting its worst monthly performance in just over two years. Relief over last-minute legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff,” an agreement to temporarily increase the debt limit to avoid a potential default, continued, albeit sluggish, economic expansion, and optimism over Europe all contributed to put a chill on bond market performance in January after a strong 2012...

Current Conditions Index 1/30/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) slid slightly further to 226. 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...

The Fed’s Bond Diet

Bond investors may revisit an early catalyst to bond market weakness in 2013, when Federal Reserve (Fed) policymakers reconvene this week. Minutes of the December 2012 Fed meeting, sparked selling among high-quality bonds, as investors feared the Fed would end or curtail bond purchases earlier than expected. As we commented in early January, we believe bond market reaction to the Fed meeting minutes was overdone...

Fourth Quarter 2012 OMP

Stocks limped to the finish as 2012 ended amid the uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff — the combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were scheduled to take effect at year-end. Nonetheless, stocks delivered solid double-digit returns in 2012. The Russell 3000 returned 0.25% in the quarter, bringing the total return for the year for the broad equity market index to 16.35%...

Current Conditions Index 1/23/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) slid slightly to 235. 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 had been slowing as the fiscal cliff neared...

 
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