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Outlook 2019

The LPL Research Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets, is filled with investment insights and market guidance for the year ahead.

LPL Research believes the following three themes will be key to the markets: 

  • Sustaining growth via fiscal policy. We expect the ongoing impact of fiscal stimulus will be readily apparent in 2019 and that policy will continue to play an important role for the economy and financial markets—potentially extending the duration of the current business cycle. 
  • Creating opportunity amid rising volatility. We believe any bouts of market volatility should be embraced—not feared—by suitable investors as an opportunity to rebalance portfolios toward targeted allocations. 
  • Fundamentals in focus. This economic and market cycle may have more room to run, driven by the fundamentals supporting economic growth and strong corporate profits. Depending on the measures, we believe this cycle may prove to be the longest in history. Risks such as trade uncertainty, slowing global growth, and geopolitics do require careful monitoring, however, for their potential impact on the markets and economy.

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


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. Rebalancing a portfolio may cause investors to incur tax liabilities and/or transaction costs and does not assure a profit or protect against a loss.

This research material has been prepared by LPL Financial LLC.