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Time to Get Short?

Following the recent bond market pullback, many investors are questioning whether a more defensive stance, via short-term bonds is more appropriate to help protect against additional price declines should interest rates continue to move higher. The bond market stabilized last week with...

Net Lease Real Estate Could Face Challenges in a Rising Rate Environment

During the economic crisis, as well as over the past few years, net lease real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been one of the best-performing real estate asset classes according to Net Lease Composite Price Index. Recent strong performance has been driven, to a large extent, by a drop in interest rates. Net lease REITs tend to represent...

Portfolio Compass 6/12/13

Compass Changes: Downgraded emerging market equities to negative/neutral from neutral. Downgraded consumer staples equities to negative/neutral from neutral. Downgraded emerging market debt to neutral from neutral/positive. 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...

Current Conditions Index 6/12/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell 10 points to 229. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though modest, economic growth in the United States. The CCI has stabilized in recent weeks and did not experience much of the dip seen in the spring of recent years...

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...

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