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13 Jun Hurdling Overseas Earnings

Overseas earnings were even better than expected during the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. Global equity analysts were looking for strong earnings growth from overseas companies after years of flat to declining earnings; for the most part, those markets delivered. Stock markets themselves responded, with international markets generally outperforming...

06 Jun BEIGE BOOK: WINDOW ON MAIN STREET

BEIGE BOOK SUGGESTS CONTINUED MODEST ECONOMIC GROWTH The latest edition of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) Beige Book, released Wednesday, May 31, 2017, continued to deliver a positive view of the U.S. economy. The Beige Book is a qualitative assessment of the domestic economy and each of the 12...

31 May Weekly Economic Commentary

Summer will soon be here, as June 2017 brings with it longer days and summer vacations in the United States. It is also a month with three major central bank meetings. So far in 2017, the global equity rally has continued with new highs in the U.S., Europe,...

07 Mar Your Parents & Retirement

There’s nothing quite like the sense of security and accomplishment that comes with knowing you’re on the path to a comfortable retirement. But, that feeling can quickly dissolve into stress—even guilt—when you discover your parents are lagging far behind you on the path to their...

15 Aug Shaw Financial Joins LPL

LPL Financial LLC, the nation's largest independent broker-dealer, a leading RIA custodian, and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), today announced that Shaw Financial Services, Inc., a firm with approximately $360 million of client assets, has transitioned to the LPL...