When Overbought is Bullish…

December 20, 2017 | posted in: Financial Insights, LPL Weekly Market Commentary | by

  As we start to look ahead to 2018, check out LPL Research’s look back at 2017, one of the least volatile years in history. Key takeaways include: The S&P 500 is historically overbought after a very persistent bid the past year. Fortunately, history suggests longer-term gains are quite strong after being overbought. Market sentiment is flashing some near-term concerns. Read more from LPL Financial’s John Lynch, Chief Investment Strategist, and Ryan Detrick, CMT Senior Market Strategist, here.

Time flies when you’re having fun!

December 15, 2017 | posted in: Frye Happenings | by

Hard to believe, but it’s already been a year since Tanya K. Bhatt, our Director of Branding, joined the company! Working behind the scenes to keep information flowing and celebrating clients, Tanya’s global brand management and marketing expertise is being brought to bear on exciting new initiatives that we’ll be sharing next year. An American born and raised overseas, she came back to the U.S. for college, and built her career in NYC, Boston, and now Miami. She has two daughters finishing high school, is the happy human for three rescue dogs (the most recent pictured here), and is an activist resident and on the boards of several organizations in Miami Beach, where she has resided for 15 years.

Austin Frye Interviewed for Bloomberg Businessweek

December 1, 2017 | posted in: Blog, Financial Insights, In The News | by

Stock Wealth Surges for the Oldest Americans While the Young Miss Out
“Many households reduced their equity investments from 2007 to 2016. Those headed by people 75 and over loaded up.” Interviewed by Jordan Yadoo and Ben Steverman, Austin shared his perspective on why baby boomers’ portfolios are “booming” while younger investors’ may not be.   “Financial advisers say there’s also a particular reason some retirees are choosing stocks now. “There’s a lack of alternatives out there,” says Austin Frye, a financial planner at FryeFinancial Center in Aventura, Fla. Yields on bonds are at near-record lows, while the most generous banks pay savers rates of barely 1 percent per year. As a result, dividend-paying stocks have become popular among seniors because they generate income.   Read More  »

LPL Research’s Outlook 2018 is Here!

November 27, 2017 | posted in: Financial Insights | by

Fundamentals always matter. “At LPL Research, we’re looking ahead to a “return of the business cycle.” Instead of relying on intervention by the Federal Reserve (Fed) to propel employment and personal consumption, we will turn to fiscal policy and improving business fundamentals to spur further growth in the economy and stock market. Regarding fiscal policy, we’ll look for increased government spending and tax cuts, which could provide added support for businesses in terms of revenue, earnings, and future growth prospects.” Read more about the Return of the Business Cycle in LPL Research’s Outlook 2018 by clicking here.

Sneak Peek at the Year Ahead via LPL Reserach

November 13, 2017 | posted in: Financial Insights, LPL Weekly Market Commentary | by

Take a look at this sneak peek of what LPL Research’s team is anticipating for the new year, in their Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle, and see why fundamentals still matter by clicking here. Be on the lookout for the late November release of the LPL Research Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle, which presents the opportunities, challenges, and insightful guidance to arm investors for the year ahead.

Looking at A Good 3Q17, And A 2017 For the Record Books (So Far)

November 7, 2017 | posted in: Financial Insights, LPL Weekly Market Commentary | by

LPL Research recaps the 3Q17 earnings season, and what it means looking ahead, as well as takes a look back at the year so far, highlighting some remarkable statistics. “Another good earnings week. With over 80% of S&P 500 company results now in the books, third quarter S&P 500 earnings are tracking to an 8% year-over-year increase, 1.2% above the prior week.” Read more here. “What can we say about 2017 that hasn’t been said already, as it continues to smash records? Per Ryan Detrick, Senior Market Strategist, “2017 will likely be remembered for two things: a persistent bullish trend and historically low volatility.”” See two more records that prove that point here.