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Current Conditions Index 3/20/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rebounded further to 253. 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.

Ride the Yield Curve

The yield curve, a graphical representation of yields across the maturity spectrum of the bond market, has long received attention as a relatively good leading economic indicator. The shape of the yield curve can impact total returns for bond investors and help determine which maturity segments (short, intermediate, or long-term) of the bond market offer the most attractive potential reward for a given amount of interest rate risk. The year-to-date rise in high-quality bond yields...

Current Conditions Index 3/13/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) rebounded to 248. 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 improved slightly.

Back to the Highs

Bond yields are back to the highs of the year after gains from the prior week were more than erased. A stronger-than-expected employment report, continued stock market strength, and reduced fiscal uncertainty pushed the 10-year Treasury yield back to 2.06%. The municipal bond market, struggling with its own unique circumstances...

Current Conditions Index 3/6/13

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) remained basically unchanged at 236. 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 stalled.

 
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