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.