Walking Dead Stock Market

Highlights:

Like the number one TV drama, this unkillable stock market rally seems to get no respect.  While it has been impossible to kill so far this year despite all the shots fired at it, this is no mindless and shambling rally.  Stocks have deliberately moved past these events that did not stop the still beating heart of the economic growth in the United States.

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Jeffrey Kleintop, CFA
Chief Market Strategist
LPL Financial

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Seeing Shadows Weekly Market Commentary

Highlights: This Groundhog Day, when looking at the Dow, we are seeing shadows of what took place in each of the past three years as a new milestone was reached. It took the better part of a year for the market to break free of a period of ups and downs after reaching the milestone before beginning to move toward the next one.

That pattern may be repeated this year; however, the bull market is not likely to be over. If so, stocks would be ending a bull market with the S&P 500 priced at the lowest multiple of earnings for a bull market peak since WWII.

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Jeffrey Kleintop, CFA

Chief Market Strategist LPL Financial
February 4, 2013

LPL FINANCIAL RESEARCH

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Best Bull Market Ever… Now What? Weekly Market Commentary

Highlights: The three-year anniversary of the bull market took place on Friday, March 9. This has been the strongest bull market since WWII.

The average return in year four of prior bull markets was 12.9%, close to our 8 – 12%*
return expectation for 2012.

While the stock market faces significant challenges ahead, we expect another year of gains for stocks. But that gain may be accompanied by the return of volatility.

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Jeffrey Kleintop, CFA

Chief Market Strategist LPL Financial
March 12, 2012

LPL FINANCIAL RESEARCH

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