After a 2020 we will never forget, we look ahead to the second half of 2021, and even into 2022, with optimism for the future. We believe we are early in the economic cycle and the next recession is potentially years away.
Midyear Outlook 2021: Picking Up Speed
LPL Research “Midyear Outlook 2021: Picking Up Speed” features LPL Research’s economic and market forecasts for the rest of 2021 and beyond. It’s available in digital and printer-friendly versions.
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Pick Up Speed for the Rest of 2021 with LPL Research’s Midyear Outlook
LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2021: Picking Up Speed is designed to help you navigate the risks and opportunities over the rest of 2021 and beyond. While the speed can be exhilarating as economic growth accelerates, it can also be dangerous. Midyear Outlook 2021 looks ahead for opportunities, but also watches for new hazards created by the reopening.
With the U.S. economy reopened, the growth rate may peak in second quarter 2021, but there is still plenty of momentum left to extend above-average growth into 2022. Inflation must be closely watched, but LPL Research believes recent price pressures are transitory, and that the strong economic recovery may continue to drive strong earnings growth and support further gains for stocks in the second half of 2021. The strong economic recovery and potentially higher inflation expectations may help push interest rates higher and lead to flat or potentially negative core bond returns in the second half.
The LPL Research team’s Midyear Outlook 2021 covers the economy, policy, stocks, and bonds. Prepare for a fast-paced second half with the economic insights and market guidance in LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2021: Picking Up Speed.