Records, Risks, and Returns

January 30, 2018 | posted in: Financial Insights, LPL Weekly Market Commentary | by

From LPL Research: “The equity market action over the past year is truly historic on many levels. It is important to recognize how unique this time frame has been and that a more volatile 2018 may be likely, and quite frankly normal. This week we will highlight some of the amazing streaks that have taken place, list a few of the reasons why we should anticipate a pickup in volatility, and explain how any possible weakness can provide suitable investors with an opportunity in diversified portfolios.”

Key takeaways include:

  • The recent lack of volatility in the U.S. stock market has been historic on many levels.
  • The long absence of market volatility greatly increases theodds that 2018 may see multiple pullbacks.
  • We believe strong global fundamentals may offer an opportunity to use potential pullbacks as a chance to add to portfolio positions.

Click here to read more from John Lynch Chief Investment Strategist, and Ryan Detrick, CMT Senior Market Strategist, of LPL Financial.