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Friday, November 8, 2019

There are more than 20 million veterans living across the United States. These men and women fought in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Iraq War, the War in Afghanistan, which continues today, and many...

 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Economic Slowdown Evident But Not Flashing Red Posted by lplresearch Economic BlogOctober 18, 2019 U.S. leading economic indicators declined 0.1% in September, following a revised-down 0.2% decline in August. The Conference...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We are hosting an educational presentation that explores investment opportunities associated with disruptive innovations. This event will be held on October 8th from 5:30pm-8pm (registration and dinner will begin at 5:30 and the...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We would like to invite all of our clients, their family and friends to attend our Free Shred Event. The event will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 9am - Noon at our office parking lot.

 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Here Comes The Worst Month Of The Year Posted by lplresearch Market BlogAugust 30, 2019 August has a reputation as a volatile month, and it sure delivered this year. After nearly two months without a 1% close higher or lower for the...

 

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Monday, August 5, 2019

August 5, 2019 Dear Client Family, This summer has been interesting. Thus far, temperatures have been at a maximum for much of the country, while typical summer storms have been at a minimum. A parallel can be drawn for the financial...

 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thoughts on the Fed Rate Cut Posted by lplresearch U.S. monetary policy has taken another U-turn. The Federal Reserve (Fed) announced a 25-basis point (0.25%) rate reduction July 31. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, The Federal...

 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Will The Fed Cut With Stocks At New Highs? Posted by lplresearch “Don’t fight the Fed.” — Marty Zwieg After Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s congressional testimony this week, it appears at...

 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Market Update: Fri, June 21, 2019 | LPL Financial Research Posted by lplresearch Daily Insights New all-time high for the S&P 500. The S&P 500 Index made a new all-time closing high yesterday, finishing up 0.95% at 2954.18, the fifth...

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Leading Indicators: Healthy, But Slowing Posted by lplresearch Leading indicators are slowing, but still growing. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 2.7% year over year in April. However, we’re...

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Greetings Client Family and Friends! We are undergoing some remodeling at our office. As a result, we will be closed on Friday May 17th. We do still have access to our email and voice messages if you need to reach us. We will reopen on...

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Uncomfortable, but Expected Posted by lplresearch Trade tensions have flared up again, and they’ve caught the stock market off guard. The S&P 500 Index has dropped 2.1% over the past two days amid a slew of trade-related...

 

Friday, March 29, 2019

11 Things You Need To Know About The Yield Curve Posted by lplresearch Well, it finally happened—the yield curve inverted. Now note that it was the shorter end of the curve that inverted, as the 3-month Treasury bill (and 1-year...

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Complete your bracket today and join us Friday at our “MARCH MADNESS PARTY” Please come join us for some March Madness fun from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Primanti Bros. We will have plenty of food and drinks in our own...

 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Reminder if you want to join our bracket challenge it opens Sunday and must be completed before the first game on Thursday! We hope you are planning to join us for some March Madness fun! The madness begins Friday March 22nd at 3:00 pm...

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Please join us for some March Madness fun! We encourage you to bring friends too! The madness begins at 3:00 pm and will conclude at 8:00 pm. We will have plenty of food and drinks in our own private area at Primanti Bros to enjoy the...

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Save the Date for the annual Dunlap Gill night of basketball! This year we will have it on Friday, March 22nd from 3 - 8pm at Primanti Bros. (Cabela Parkway, Noblesville) Watch for more details soon!!

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Should Investors Love A Great Start to 2019? Posted by lplresearch Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! With the S&P 500 Index up 9.8% for the year as of yesterday, this is its best start up to this point since 1991. So should...

 

Friday, February 8, 2019

LPL Research Launches New Video Series: Street View Posted by lplresearch LPL Research is excited to introduce our new video series, Street View, where our strategists will share top market, economic, and investment insights impacting...

 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Big thanks to all who attended or joined live on Facebook for our symposium last night! We enjoyed sharing our latest views with you! Please watch for the survey in your email and provide your feedback so we can continue to improve...

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Will you be joining us for our annual symposium or watching it live on Facebook? February 7th, 2019 at Cambria Hotel & Suites, 13500 Tegler Dr, Noblesville 5:30pm – 6:00pm Welcome and Taco Bar 6:00 - 8:30pm Presentations...

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

You’re invited to 2019 Dunlap Gill Wealth Management Group Educational Symposium on February 07, 2019, Registration is 5:30pm to 6:00pm. Location: Cambria Hotel and Suites, 13500 Tegler Dr, Noblesville Registration and Taco Bar...

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Please join us for the Dunlap Gill Wealth Management Annual Symposium February 7th, 2019 at Cambria Suites Noblesville 5:30pm – 8:30pm Topics include – Annual Washington Update, Tax Planning Ideas, Basis Estate Planning,...

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dunlap Gill Wealth Management Group Annual Symposium - February 7th - 5:30 - 8:30pm at Cambria Suites Noblesville - Save the Date! More details coming soon.

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lower Valuations May Signal Solid Gains For Stocks Posted by lplresearch Stocks have rebounded strongly off the December lows, with the S&P 500 Index adding 2% in January to its 7% gain over the last week of 2018. We see potential for...

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Fed Delivers Dovish Hike; Markets Wanted More Posted by lplresearch The Federal Reserve (Fed) announced its fourth rate hike of the year, boosting the fed funds rate to a range of 2.25% to 2.5%. More importantly, policymakers lowered...

 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Time for Santa? Posted by lplresearch 2018 has been a rocky year with a big dose of volatility, but could a late-year rally be in store for investors? History says it is quite possible. “Although the well-known Santa Claus rally...

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

LEI-ding the Way to No Recession Posted by lplresearch The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) is one of our favorite economic indicators. It is designed to predict future movements in the economy based on a...

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Investment Takeaways from a Gridlocked Congress Posted by lplresearch The midterm election is now behind us, so we’ve highlighted our thoughts below on what Congress’ flip could mean for different asset classes, including...

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Five Takeaways on October’s Rough Ride Posted by lplresearch October has been a rough month for equities, but then again it’s historically been one of the most volatile periods of the year. “October is known for...

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thoughts on the Market Sell-Off Posted by lplresearch Stocks just had their worst one-day drop since February, as a combination of higher bond yields, U.S./China tensions, nervousness over the upcoming midterm elections, six straight...

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

LEI-ding the Way to No Recession Posted by lplresearch The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) is one of our favorite economic indicators. It is designed to predict future movements in the economy based on a...

 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Can Social Security Benefits Help with Longevity Risk? How long will you live? It’s not a question anyone can answer with any certainty, and that creates a significant risk when planning for retirement. Your retirement may last...

 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Made It Posted by lplresearch Well, today is the day. The bull market that started back in March 2009 is now officially the oldest bull market ever – topping the duration of the bull from the 1990s. We took a deeper dive into...

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Greetings! Rebecca and Bob just returned from the LPL Financial conference and wanted to share with you highlights from the Midyear Outlook. Please check out the video link below too! Presenting the LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2018:...

 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Third Quarter Blues Posted by lplresearch After snapping a nine-quarter win streak with a 2.0% drop in the first three months of the year, the Dow appears poised to bounce back this quarter. Here’s where things get interesting:...

 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy Birthday, Expansion! You Don’t Look a Day Over 9 Posted by lplresearch This month, the U.S. economic expansion officially turns nine years old. Last month, it topped what was the second-longest expansion in the 1960s, with...

 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Some Good News Posted by lplresearch The S&P 500 Index closed at its highest level since March 16 yesterday and is now up 1.85% for the year. But, what’s the significance? Well, since 1970, when the S&P 500 has closed higher...

 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Market Update: Friday, May 4, 2018 Posted by lplresearch Daily Insights Unemployment hits 18-year low. The closely watched nonfarm payrolls report, released this morning, showed the U.S. economy created fewer jobs than expected (164k...

 

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Federal Reserve Fuels the Economy Posted by lplresearch There’s a certain mystique surrounding the Federal Reserve (Fed) and how its decisions affect the economy and the interests of investors. Let’s imagine that the U...

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy Earth Day Posted by lplresearch Earth Day was celebrated on Sunday, April 22, 2018, and this environmentally focused holiday may have some investors thinking about how the companies they invest in impact the world around us....

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Another Sign Markets Just Bottomed Posted by lplresearch As this week’s Weekly Market Commentary suggested, we are seeing signs that indicate equities may have bottomed for the year. Today, we’ll take a look at market...

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Tax Day Posted by lplresearch The United States introduced its first federal income tax statute with the Revenue Act of 1861 to help fund the Civil War, though the income tax provision was repealed soon after in 1862. Since the...

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Curse Of The Presidential Cycle Posted by lplresearch As we noted back in January, midterm election years tend to be relatively volatile periods—with stocks historically seeing the largest intra-year pullbacks. But why is...

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Reassuring Signals That Nine-Year-Old Bull Market Still Has Legs Posted by lplresearch The yield curve, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Index, and stock valuations are among the leading indicators we look at to...

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Are Markets Concerned About a Potential Trade War? Posted by lplresearch The United States’ planned tariffs could have a large positive or negative impact on individual industries. However, the potential for them to have a...

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

We Have Raised Our Full-Year S&P 500 Earnings and Return Forecasts Posted by lplresearch Fourth quarter earnings season has been outstanding, but as good as it has been, perhaps most impressive is the strong guidance corporate America...

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Are We Out of the Woods Yet? Posted by lplresearch After the fastest correction from a record high in the history of the S&P 500 Index, stocks staged an impressive comeback last week. The S&P 500 gained more than 5% off the lows to...

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Market Update: Friday, February 16, 2018 Posted by lplresearch Market Recap U.S. closed higher for fifth consecutive day; up 6% from February 8 low. Return to positive economic fundamentals, waning inflation fears, corporate earnings...

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Your Weekly Update – Stocks Enter Correction Territory; Economy, Earnings Still Strong Posted by lplresearch Weekly Performance US: S&P 500 Index -5.06%, Dow -5.21%, Nasdaq -5.06% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 -5.01%, German DAX -5...

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Last week, one of the big four credit reporting agencies, Equifax, announced it experienced a security breach resulting in criminals accessing personal information of approximately 143 million Americans between May and July of this...

 

Friday, July 21, 2017

The LPL Research Midyear Outlook: A Shift In Market Control states the following four themes may be key to the markets over the balance of 2017:  Monetary policy: Slow path to normalization. Maintaining economic growth without...

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

You’re probably familiar with ‘20 Questions.’ It’s a classic long-distance-car-trip game that encourages creativity and deductive reasoning. On this Father’s Day, try playing a version that can help you learn a lot more about your...

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Welcome to Dow 20k Posted by lplresearch Yesterday was the day: the Dow finally closed above 20,000 for the first time in history. It has been flirting with this level since December 13, 2016, when it first closed less than 100 points...

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Some folks love the shopping, cooking, and camaraderie of holidays; others dislike the long lines, financial stress, and seasonal music. No matter which tribe you belong to, focusing on the ‘thanks’ part of Thanksgiving can...

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Who should you thank this Veterans Day? “We received a wire about eight that hostilities would stop at eleven. At that time, all the guns shot off a volley, the bugles sounded cease fire, the men cheered, and the great little war...

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Market Impact of a Trump Presidency ‎Today, ‎November ‎9, ‎2016, ‏‎2 hours ago | lplresearch Donald Trump emerged as the winner last night of a hotly contested presidential campaign and will be inaugurated as...

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Although many people think of Labor Day as a fashion marker – the last day to wear white – the holiday should mark far more. During the 1880s, the first Monday in September was set aside to celebrate America’s working...

 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Most investors are familiar with the maxim ‘buy low and sell high.’ The unfortunate reality is that it’s a difficult principle to follow. Buying low often means investing in a company when its shares are priced below full value.Of...

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Would you accompany a group of high school students studying photojournalism and social change in Argentina? How about a group learning about language and culinary traditions in France? Does working for a season or two in a great place...

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

LPL Financial Research ‎Friday, ‎July ‎01, ‎2016, ‏‎12:32:38 PM Second Quarter Review and Third Quarter Preview ‎Friday, ‎July ‎01, ‎2016, ‏‎12:27:32 PM | lplresearch Monthly...

 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Our Founding Fathers structured American democracy and left a legacy that has greatly influenced the world. This Fourth of July, see what you know about the Founding Fathers by taking this brief quiz. 1. Who were America’s Founding...

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

You may be asking yourself whether that’s a trick question. After all, almost one-third of 18- to 34-year-olds are still living at home with their parents. It is, in fact, the most common living arrangement for this age group and a...

 

Friday, June 17, 2016

For several years, researchers at Boston College have been studying the experiences and expectations of fathers. As you might suspect, the way in which men understand the role of ‘Dad’ has been changing. While some still believe their...

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In medieval times, alchemists sought methods for transforming ordinary metals into gold. Today, just about every adult searches for a means of transforming savings into a retirement’s worth of income. Recently, they received help from...

 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Before the big barbecue, take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor the men and women who gave their lives fighting for our country. If you’re looking for a way to remember those brave Americans, here are a few suggestions:1 • Raise...

 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Scientists have been mapping our mothers’ brains! They haven’t found eyes in the back of her head, or a way to help her worry less, but they are beginning to understand the mother-child bond better:1 “After centuries of observing...

 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Super Bowl winners, the length of hemlines, and Sports Illustrated covers – all of these have been used to develop theories about the direction in which stock markets may be headed. Presidential elections and terms have also inspired a...

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

If you receive a voice or email message from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or you field a phone call from an IRS agent informing you “you owe back taxes” and “you better pay now or be arrested (or deported)...

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

College students have steep learning curves. In high school, they were tasked with doing well academically, participating in extracurricular activities, complying with the rules of their parents’ homes and, possibly, having a job...

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

If wars were fought with words, Ireland would be ruling the world. --Irish proverb1 The wit and humor of the Irish is legendary, as is their ability to weave words into poems, prose, folk tales, and song. On this St. Patrick’s...

 

Friday, February 26, 2016

It’s almost tax time. During April, many people take advantage of the opportunity to reduce taxes by funding a Traditional IRA. While that makes sense for some Americans, others may benefit by contributing to a Roth IRA that...

 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Are you looking for just the right Valentine’s Day message for someone you love? Here are a few suggestions that have a decidedly financial twist from 14 Ways an Economist Says I Love You by Liz Fosslien. The messages are...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

You may have heard of tax loss harvesting. Some people harvest losses every year, while others do so only when they have taken significant capital gains or have received more income than expected during a given year (perhaps they sold...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Veterans are skilled leaders and problem solvers who have a lot to offer in and out of the service. Got Your 6, a campaign to empower veterans in America, offered some interesting insights about the men and women who have chosen to...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thanksgiving traditions aren’t quite as straightforward as the elementary school plays about Pilgrims and Native Americans sharing a feast would have us believe. History.com suggests that’s because Thanksgiving is,...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

December is full of high spirits and good cheer. If you browse online, you’ll find some surprising holidays amidst more well-known celebrations. Just in case you need more reasons to celebrate the season, here is a list of major...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

From early Babylonians to present-day Americans, people have been celebrating the beginning of every new year for almost four thousand years!1 Here are a few ways people celebrate the holiday in the United States:2 61 percent of...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Understanding 2016’s Higher Medicare Part B PremiumsOne-in-seven Medicare enrollees will pay higher Medicare Part B monthly premiums during 2016. Their premiums will be $121.80 each month, an increase of 16 percent. While...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a complex man who took an unconventional approach to a difficult problem. He used non-violent protests to focus attention on civil rights in the United States. While he fought the status quo, he...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

The world’s first central bank offered unprecedented convenience. It gave 17th century Swedes the option to pay with paper notes rather than 40-pound copper plates, which were the currency units of the Swedish empire at the time....