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Navigating the Markets

Compass Changes: Upgraded emerging markets view from Neutral to Neutral/Positive.ƒ Downgraded precious metals view from Positive to Neutral/Positive. Investment Takeaways: ƒƒ Our near-term stock market view remains slightly cautious, with

Current Conditions Index 12/12/12

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) slid further to 219. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though sluggish, economic growth in the United States.

Current Conditions Index 12/5/12

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) fell to 223. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued, though sluggish, economic growth in the United States.

Fixed Income 2013 Outlook

As 2012 winds down, bond investors are reflecting on a good year but questioning what 2013 has in store. Bond investors have enjoyed a good year in 2012, with the bond market on pace to finish the year at the high-end of our low- to mid-single-digit total return forecast. Due to slow economic growth, European debt concerns, and perhaps most importantly, a very market-friendly Federal Reserve (Fed), bond prices continued to rise, and yields continued on their downward descent in 2012.

Portfolio Compass 11/28/12

Compass Changes: No changes. Investment Takeaways:ƒƒ Our near-term stock market view remains slightly cautious, with the S&P 500 having reached our 2012 return target (as of November 27, 2012) and given our base case expectation for modest single-digit returns in 2013.* ƒƒWe continue to favor cyclical sectors for the balance of 2012 and into 2013, consistent with our base case 2013 outlook.*

 
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