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Elections Matter, But Not So Much to Your Investments

Election years can be fraught with uncertainty as developments surrounding the candidates, their platforms, and their predicted effects on the economy and markets dominate the news. But should you let this stream of political information influence how you and I manage your investment portfolio? A lengthy history of empirical research suggests not. Elections matter, just not in all the ways you might think to an investor.
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It May Not Pay to Avoid the Market in the Early Days of a New Administration

History suggests waiting until a new president's policies take shape hinders rather than helps long-term results.
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The US Election: Risks and Opportunities

As we approach the upcoming presidential election, how might the potential outcomes impact the economy and markets?
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Say Goodbye to the Shortest Bear Market in S&P 500 History

The S&P 500's .SPX record closing high on Tuesday confirmed that the coronavirus-fueled bear market of 2020 was by far the shortest ever.
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LPL Street View: Let's Talk About Gold

"LPL Financial Research Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick talks about why gold is at all-time highs and we're bullish on gold." -LPLResearch
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LPL Financial's Midyear Outlook 2020

"LPL Research’s Midyear Outlook 2020 provides our updated views of the pillars for investing—the economy, bonds, and stocks. As the headlines change daily, look to these pillars, or trail markers, and the Midyear Outlook 2020 to help provide perspective on facing these challenges now and preparing to move forward together."
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RMD Waiver Expanded for All Investors in 2020

In response to the economic challenges posed by the pandemic, the CARES Act introduced a waiver for required minimum distributions (RMD) for owners of IRAs and retirement accounts for 2020.
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The Truth About Presidential Elections and the Stock Market

Politics and investing have always been spoken about in the same breath. Commentators and candidates alike often frame the performance of the stock market as a sort of “barometer” of a president’s policies.
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Why Stocks Can Predict the Next President

Although the fight against COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines and our thoughts are with those affected, this is an election year and as we get closer to November it will begin to garner more attention.
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Michigan Auto Insurance Reform

This post will give you information on the Michigan Auto Insurance Reform and how it may affect your health insurance. Your health insurance may vary, so please be sure to check with your agent before making changes to your auto insurance.
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Slumping Economy, Surging Stock Market- What's Going On?

While tens of millions of Americans were losing their jobs, the stock market in April produced its best monthly return in over 30 years. What’s behind this apparent disconnect?  
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2020 In Charts

2020 is only five months old, but in many ways it is one of the most historic years we’ve ever seen. “2020 went from moving along nicely, to seeing the worst recession in a generation and the fastest bear market ever,” explained LPL Financial Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick...
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US and China are starting to 'go at it again' but market is shaking it off

Check out Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial Senior Market Strategist, on Yahoo! Finance. Ryan will discuss jobless claims and outlook for GDP.
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What Happens When the Bear Ends?

The incredible rally off the March 23 lows continues for equities, with the S&P 500 Index now up more than 32% in 40 trading days. As impressive as the rally has been, we do have some near-term concerns, as we discussed in Downside Risk Remains...
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