Myth Busting: LPL Research Takes On 4 Market Myths

There are several market myths related to certain market indicators which have the tendency to distract investors from what really matters in assessing market opportunities.
LPL believes the overall fundamental backdrop is currently quite positive thanks to solid economic growth and strong corporate earnings trends, while market sentiment and technicals continue to suggest future equity strength. This week they will bust some common market myths.   Read More  »

The Problem With #FOMO…IMHO

April 26, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Financial Insights | by

(Read on for acronym de-coding!)
TBH (to be honest) I am having a hard time keeping up with all the acronyms our millennial kids are using in their messaging. It can be difficult to remember all of them and I find myself SMH (shaking my head) at times. Too often our kids seem to be on the verge of ROTFL (rolling on the floor laughing) at us. There are many, but IMHO (in my humble opinion) here is one that I believe needs further scrutiny from a financial advisor’s standpoint.   Read More  »

Has the Stock Market Bottomed Out?

The February 2018 market correction caught many investors off guard, but the longer-term trend remains higher.
So says LPL Research.  “This year has provided more volatility than we’ve seen in recent years, with many wondering if the movement is a sign that the bull market is ending. Remember that when the market is finding its lowest point (the bottom), the process to get there can be quite frustrating and even confusing for investors. As a result, we acknowledge we are amidst the bottoming process, and we don’t think the bull market is ending, as longer-term technicals continue to look strong, along with sentiment flashing levels of worry seen at other previous major market lows.”   Read More  »

AUSTIN FRYE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF LPL FINANCIAL’S TOP FINANCIAL ADVISORS

April 12, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Frye Happenings, In The News | by

Miami, FL — April 12, 2018 — Austin Frye, J.D., M.B.A., C.F.P.(R), an independent LPL Financial advisor at Frye Financial Center in Aventura, today announced his inclusion in LPL’s Chairman’s Council.  This premier award is presented to less than 2% of the firm’s approximately 15,000 advisors nationwide.   Read More  »

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.