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Stocks and bonds posted strong returns in 2020, and we believe this early-stage bull market may be set for more strong performance in 2021. Opportunities for bond investors may require more patience. Read more.
As 2020 comes to a close and we look forward to 2021, we take a look at what we can expect in the stock and bond markets, the economy, and a new post-election policy environment in 2021. According to Ryan Detrick, CMT, Chief Market Strategist, LPL Financial, "Fiscal and monetary policy reactions probably helped pull the economy from the depths, and we believe we are now in
The reaction from stocks since the US election has been strong. The S&P 500 Index is up, and small caps have soared. Sentiment could be getting a little frothy as well, which may increase the odds of a pullback. Read more.
Corporate earnings results were surprisingly good in the third quarter, with 84% of companies beating earnings expectations. Stocks most likely are in a new bull market, potentially supported by a durable economic expansion. Read more here.