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Portfolio Compass 4/17/13

Compass Changes: Upgraded health care to neutral from negative/neutral. Upgraded emerging market debt to neutral/positive from neutral. Upgraded oil commodity from neutral/negative to neutral. Downgraded precious metals commodities from neutral/positive to neutral. Downgraded technology from neutral/positive to neutral. Investment Takeaways: Our near-term stock market view is...

Municipal Muddle-Through

The municipal bond market continues to work its way through a difficult seasonal period of performance. A difficult month of March lived up to its traditional billing, before a rebound emerged in late March/early April. Internal demand from within the municipal bond market remains mixed at best, with spillover effects from recent Treasury market strength the primary driver of municipal bond stability...​

Current Conditions Index 4/10/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) slid slightly to 241. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though modest, economic growth in the United States. Over the past few months, momentum in the CCI has improved slightly but moderated in the past few weeks.In the latest week, the index was negatively affected by a deterioration in initial jobless claims, commodity prices and the VIX, while supported by improvement in BAA spreads.

Emerging Rebound

The first quarter of 2013 witnessed the worst quarterly performance for emerging market debt (EMD) investors since 2008 and the peak of the financial crisis, as measured by the JP Morgan Global Emerging Market Bond Index. A moderation in EMD performance was to be expected after strong performance in 2012, but recent weakness appears to have run too far...

Current Conditions Index 4/3/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) slid slightly to 244. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though modest, economic growth in the United States. Over the past few months, momentum in the CCI has improved slightly but moderated in the past two weeks.​

 
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