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.
May 16 to 20 was the worst week for economic data in more than two years; only one of 11 economic reports released beat expectations.
One way to look at the balance of factors driving the markets is to create a balance sheet.
Gold prices have tracked the classic bubble pattern but have yet to enter the parabolic stage.
Some of the most timely and effective investment recommendations have relied on finding the right historical context.
The killing of Osama bin Laden will free up U.S. military and foreign policy resources, allowing it to focus on other important goals.
Expect the orderly decline in the dollar to continue and maintain the favorable, mirror- image-like relationship with the stock market.
Washington has embraced the mantra of fiscal austerity, but the markets are not buying it.
Pay special attention to business spending, the impact of high and rising commodity prices, and guidance from business leaders on the EPS outlook for coming quarters.
March saw the lightest month for trading since December 1999 as the trend of declining trading volume that began at the start of 2010 has continued.
On April 1, the ISM will be reported for the month of March. A key question for investors: Has it peaked?
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