Jeffrey is Chief Market Strategist and Executive Vice President at LPL Financial. In this role, he leads the development and articulation of LPL Financial Research¿s market and investment strategies, leveraging his expertise in the analysis of global financial markets and asset allocation strategy.He is the author of the popular investment book, Market Evolution: How to Profit in Today¿s Changing Financial Markets, published in May 2006. Mr. Kleintop earned an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Delaware. He currently holds Series 7, 63, and 87 licenses.
Pay special attention to sales growth, exposure to Europe, and how companies are putting cash to work.
While investors fret over black swans, there are a number of potential pink swans that could take place and grab investors' attention in the weeks ahead.
Europe's problems are jangling the nerves of investors and wreaking havoc with markets. The problems are manageable, but they need to be managed.
The party in power after the election will forge one of the most important shifts in federal budget policy since World War II.
Near-term clouds of uncertainty too often obscure what we may feel more certain of over the long term.
Translating terms used to discuss European debt problems into more common U.S. terms may explain why investors are catching on to the idea of Eurobonds.
The market believes that the return of business and consumer confidence to historical lows will inevitably lead to an economic recession -- no matter what the data says.
The overall moves and sentiment in the market this summer are familiar; they echo those of last summer.
Stocks may rebound somewhat because the debt-ceiling deal, but the U.S.'s fiscal problems are far from over.
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