LPL Financial Research Q2 2020 Earnings Season Dashboard

S&P 500 Index earnings are tracking to a 43% year-over-year decline for the second quarter, the worst since fourth quarter 2009, amid pandemic-related disruptions in economic activity. The earnings beat rate (79%) and average surprise (11–12%) are both well above...

Market Insight Quarterly| Second Quarter 2020 | July 21, 2020

BEST QUARTER IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS FOR STOCKS AS ECONOMY REOPENS S&P 500 Index has its best quarter ever. The S&P 500 Index followed up first quarter 2020, one of its worst quarters ever, with its best quarter since 1998, returning 20.5%. The broader Russell...

Client Letter | Midyear Outlook 2020 | July 14, 2020

We are at the midpoint of 2020, and it would be an understatement to say it’s been a challenging year so far in the United States and around the world. We’ve faced health, social, and economic crises that continue to impact our communities and our economy. That’s why...