GDP Bounces Back

Economic Blog

The outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns triggered the largest quarter over-quarter decline in gross domestic product (GDP) since WWII, so perhaps it comes as no surprise that the following quarter tallied the sharpest rebound in that same time period. GDP expanded 33.1% on an annualized basis in the third quarter, ahead of Bloomberg consensus expectations of 32%, fueled by the continued reopening of businesses and reversing much of the economic fallout stemming from COVID-19-related lockdowns. Continue reading

Market Update: Thu, Oct 29, 2020 | LPL Financial Research

Daily Insights

Stocks were lower Wednesday, October 28—historically the best day of the year for the stock market—as the latest COVID-19 outbreak and election uncertainty weighed. Today market participants will take cues from the GDP report, jobless claims, and earnings reports from some of the biggest names in tech. Continue reading

Why Munis May Want Joe Biden to Win

Market Blog

Historically it has been unwise to attempt to “play” the stock market ahead of an election in an attempt to position based on perceived implications of a president’s policies, but the municipal bond market may be more susceptible to the results of this election. As stimulus talks in Washington appear stalled but not officially over, we outline the potential for investment opportunity in the municipal bond market going forward. Continue reading