Rightirement Weekly

Each week Rightirement’s financial planning professionals provide insights curated specifically for wealthy individuals and c-suite executives. Take a peek into our minds and learn about investing, managing money, and much more.

Election Charts You Need To See

By LPL Research One of the top requests we’ve had here at LPL Research is for more charts on the election. Over the next week, we will share some of our favorite charts on this very important subject. Here’s how the S&P 500 Index performs under various presidents and congressional makeups. The best scenario has …

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College Loan Confusion

College Loan Confusion 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. At college, they must decide what to study, how many credits to take, and other important decisions, while adapting …

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LPL Market Signals Podcast Presidential Election

What May Happen If Biden Wins? LPL Financial’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and Equity Strategist Jeff Buchbinder discuss the impacts of a potential Joe Biden victory. “Of course tensions are high as we head closer to the election, but don’t forget that stocks tend to do just fine, regardless of who is in the …

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Should I Retire Early?

Americans are choosing to retire early. Economists Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, and Michael Weber associated with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) have been comparing data gathered in January and April 2020 to learn how labor markets were affected by the crisis.1 They shared their work in Labor Markets During the COVID-19 Crisis: A …

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Low Treasury Yields Present a Challenge as Inflation Expectations Rise

By lplresearch As the COVID-19-related economic weakness that characterized the first half of the year subsides, growth has begun to return as trillions in fiscal stimulus have helped to stabilize consumer spending. Against a backdrop of improving labor market conditions and retail sales, inflation expectations have been on the rise after plummeting in March. As …

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All That Glitters Is Gold

By: LPL Research “An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.” Sir Isaac Newton Last September, we noted that gold had many structural reasons to soar. Well, soar it has, eclipsing the previous highs from way back in September 2011. Gold is up …

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Are You Ready to Retire?

There is a simple and unsettling reality in the United States. Most Americans are not financially prepared for retirement. Some are completely unprepared. The Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI)’s 2020 Retirement Confidence Survey found almost half (41 percent) of workers have less than $50,000 in personal savings and investments, and about 18 percent has less …

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Do the Top 5 Stocks Pose a Risk to the Market?

Market Blog Posted by lplresearch Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. These five stocks have helped spawn a number of acronyms as they try to capture the rise of mega-cap tech stocks that have led the market higher for much of the past decade. The average return for those five stocks so far this year has …

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The Pandemic is Changing the Way We Do Things

You don’t have to look very far to see how quickly innovation changes our world. The greatest generation saw the advent of credit cards, power steering, and transistor radios. Baby Boomers remember the arrival of electronic fuel injection, audio cassettes, and an oral vaccine for polio. Gen Xers witnessed the emergence of the worldwide web …

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Dollar Weakness May Continue

Posted by lplresearch Economic Blog The US dollar was remarkably strong during the first quarter of 2020, benefitting from the flight to safety and rallying to nearly a 10% year-to-date gain at the stock market’s low point on March 23. However, as equity markets have recovered, and the US has continued to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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