The Company You Keep!

April 11, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Frye Happenings | by

Austin Frye with the former prime minister of England, David Cameron, at the recent LPL Financial Summit conference. Excellent speaker and a charming guy; told Austin he loves spending time in Florida!

First Quarter Earnings Preview: What to Watch

According to LPL Research, there is reason to believe there is another strong earnings season on tap.
“First quarter earnings season, which kicks off April 12–13, sets up to show solid growth, buoyed by tax reform.” Key takeaways include: The new tax law, solid economic growth globally, robust manufacturing activity, and a weak U.S. dollar set up another potentially strong earnings season. Key areas to watch this quarter include companies’ uses of tax law proceeds, reaction to trade tensions, and possible wage pressures. Though difficult to predict, results may help stocks stabilize by shifting investor attention away from trade headlines and toward strong company fundamentals. Read more from John Lynch, Chief Investment Strategist, and Jeffrey Buchbinder, CFA Equity Strategist, LPL Financial here.

Hooping It Up for March Madness!

April 4, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Frye Happenings | by

On April 3rd we crowned our inaugural March Madness champ, Rich Gilbertson, who now has bragging rights for a full year!

Q1 Has Been “Interesting” but Fundamentals Remain Strong!

LPL takes a look back at the first three months of 2018.
“Market volatility resurfaced in the first quarter of 2018, following the stock market’s calm and steady rise in 2017. This week’s Weekly Market Commentary recaps first quarter stock market performance, discusses some of the themes that were in play, and summarizes our outlook for the rest of the year.”   Read More  »

Our newest “intern”!

March 14, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Frye Happenings | by

Nadeen Lawrence with her delightful granddaughter (and mini-me!) Abbigail for Miami-Dade County’s “Take Your Child To Work” Day.

Five Favorite Predictors: Few Warning Signs Ahead

Our favorite leading indicators are signaling that further economic growth and stock market gains lie ahead.
“With the bull market celebrating its ninth birthday on March 9, we looked at some of our preferred leading economic and bull market indicators. We included LPL Research’s proprietary “Over Index” and two of the Five Forecasters (the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index and stock market breadth), in an effort to help assess the likelihood that the bull market will reach its tenth birthday in a year. This week, we will look at the remaining three forecasters: the Treasury yield curve, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Index, and stock valuations.    Read More  »