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Midyear Outlook 2018


The LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2018: The Plot Thickens presents guidance on how the return of the business cycle may unfold during the remainder of 2018 and beyond, along with the investment insights to help investors navigate the twists and turns.



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. 
View the complete publication, featuring insightful commentary, economic and market guidance, and more details on these themes and our investment recommendations.


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide or be construed as providing specific investment advice or recommendations for any individual security. The economic forecasts set forth in the presentation may not develop as predicted. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

This research material has been prepared by LPL Financial LLC.