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Portfolio Compass 5/14/14

A snapshot of LPL Financial Research’s views on equity & alternative asset classes, the equity sectors, and fixed income.

Current Conditions Index 5/14/14

Read real-time insight into the trends that shape LPL Financial Research’s recommended actions to manage portfolios, it has proven to be a useful investment decision-making tool.

Slim Pickings

Bond market strength in 2014 has led to more expensive valuations across the bond market, not just in Treasuries. Narrow yield spreads by themselves do not imply a pending market correction and spreads can stay narrow for a long time. However, after a strong start to 2014, lower yields in combination with narrower yield spreads illustrate the lack of opportunity in the bond market.

Current Conditions Index 5/7/14

Read real-time insight into the trends that shape LPL Financial Research’s recommended actions to manage portfolios, it has proven to be a useful investment decision-making tool.

The New Conundrum

Several factors, led by short covering, pushed bond prices higher in the face of stronger economic data last week. Like the Greenspan conundrum of 2005, we expect an improving economy and the eventual onset of Fed rate hikes to gradually push bond yields higher.

 
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