Tweets of the Month

LPL Research and LPL advisors had some compelling insights, charts, and publications to share during August, with our Focus 2016 conference a clear highlight. Here are some of our recent favorite tweets:

Our CIO Burt White shared thoughts on the impact of interest rate hikes.1

Jim Davis highlighted LPL Research’s new white paper on diversifcation.2

Jeff Sandene discussed the US deficit, highlighting LPL Research’s Weekly Economic Commentary—Deficit? What Deficit? Check it out here.3

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s borders in a specific time period, though GDP is usually calculated on an annual basis. It includes all of private and public consumption, government outlays, investments, and exports less imports that occur within a defined territory.

Mark Leibman offered insights on our Weekly Market Commentary—Corporate Beige Book: Q2 Offers Few Signs of Improvement. Learn more here.4

The Beige Book is a commonly used name for the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) report called the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District. It is published just before the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on interest rates and is used to inform the members on changes in the economy since the last meeting.

 Julia M. Carlson shared her inspiring mission. 5

 Jonathan DeYoe shared thoughts after viewing @_BurtWhite’s Focus presentation.6

John Canally live tweeted Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s press conference on August 26.7

Ryan Detrick
asked if we are experiencing the calm before the storm. Read the blog post.8

@LPLResearch shared client-approved charts throughout the month. Here is a popular one from LPL Research’s Weekly Market Commentary—Time for an August Swoon?9

Market breadth is a term used to describe the ratio of advancing securities to declining securities on a stock exchange.

Our Research team values the opportunity to serve LPL advisors, as highlighted by @LPL.10


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