Key market and economic insights from top strategists in LPL Research, previously only accessible to financial advisors affiliated with LPL in the advisor only daily morning call, is now at your fingertips in the podcast approved for client use. To kick off the new podcast series, last week at the LPL Focus 2018 conference LPL Research Chief Investment Strategist John Lynch and Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick discussed highlights from the firm’s Midyear Outlook and some of the current hot topics investors are talking about now.
On Monday’s podcast, John and Ryan looked at Washington’s influence on the economy and markets; specifically, the economic impact of increased government spending and the recent tax cuts, and how trade tensions and potential tariff consequences could factor in. John also dug into the strong second quarter gross domestic product figures, which showed growth of just over 4% (the strongest quarter in almost four years!).
Then, on Tuesday’s podcast, John and Ryan picked back up with themes from the Midyear Outlook, focusing specifically on what we may see out of the stock and bond markets for the rest of this year. The LPL Research experts also laid out their expectations for market volatility in the second half of the year, especially as we enter the historically weakest months—August and September.
This only scratches the surface of what John and Ryan covered on these podcasts, so we encourage you to listen for yourself! And this series is just kicking off, so stay tuned for more episodes!
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