Market Information

STOCKS & FUNDS QUOTES

Stocks  – Enter a ticker symbol of the stock for which you wish to retrieve a quote. Here you have access to a TipSheet containing the following comprehensive company information:

  • Pricing and Performance
  • Business Overview
  • Company Performance
  • Current Investment Ratings
  • First Call Consensus Estimate
  • Pricing Momentum
  • Short Interest
  • Key Measures
  • Company Snapshot

Funds  – Enter a ticker symbol of the mutual fund for which you wish to retrieve a quote.

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LPL RESEARCH – Recession Watch Dashbord

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Investing in stock includes numerous specific risks including: the fluctuation of dividend, loss of principal and potential illiquidity of the investment in a falling market.

NYSE Composite Index measures the performance of all stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The NYSE Composite Index includes more than 1,900 stocks, of which over 1,500 are U.S. companies.

 

LPL RESEARCH – Current Conditions Index

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A CCI score of zero represents the baseline conditions in 2009, and subsequent CCI scores should be interpreted as a coincident measure of economic health in relation to this starting year.

A change in the sponsor of the retail sales component of the index starting in September 2015 required a recalibration of the data from the change forward.

The change had a minimal impact on the level and direction of the index and resulted in a net change of under five points from its prior value in any month affected.

The VIX is a measure of the volatility implied in the prices of options contracts for the S&P 500.  It is a market-based estimate of future volatility.  When sentiment reaches one extreme or the other, the market typically reverses course. While this is not necessarily predictive it does measure the current degree of fear present in the stock market.

How the Index Is Constructed: To create the index we found 10 indicators that provided a weekly, real-time measure of the conditions in the economic and market environment. We then standardized these components compared with their pre-crisis 10-year average, equally weighted their standardized scores, and aligned the resulting index with zero at

the start of 2009. Because our index is tailored to the current environment, the components of the CCI are periodically changed to retune the index to those factors most critical to the markets and economy, so it may continue to be a valuable investment decision-making tool. The current component measures include: BAA Spreads, Business Lending, Commodities, Fed Spread, Initial Jobless Claims, Money Market Fund Assets, Mortgage Applications, Retail Sales, Shipping Traffic, VIX Index.

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide or be construed as providing specific investment advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results.  All indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested into directly.