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Outlook 2018

Midyear Outlook 2018: The Plot Thickens

The LPL Research team proudly presents the Midyear Outlook 2018: The Plot Thickens, with investment insights and market guidance covering the rest of the year.

LPL Research believes the following three themes will be key to the markets over the balance of 2018:

  • Fiscal policy remains key to growth. Tax cuts, a more business-friendly regulatory environment and increased government spending could likely support consumer spending, business investment and corporate profits—key drivers of LPL Research’s economic and stock forecasts.
  • Looking at market peaks in context. LPL Research believes we are starting to see peaks in several economic and market indicators, but given our current environment, that doesn’t mean a recession is necessarily around the corner.
  • Creating opportunity amid rising volatility. LPL Research expects greater market volatility may be ahead, but reminds investors that experiencing these ups and downs is a normal part of our market environment. Instead of fearing it, there is the potential to create opportunities by embracing it and strategizing accordingly.

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