How Healthy is Your Life Portfolio?
For most people, thinking about the economy starts with their personal financial situation. While job prospects, or the health of a business, or prices at the pump all have an impact on how we feel about the economy, the bottom line is really, “How is my family doing?” In order to capture this perspective, LPL Research designed an alternative way for investors to think about markets and the economy, which we refer to as the Life Portfolio. The Life Portfolio provides a snapshot of the U.S. economy from the perspective of a typical American household. And while we use it to look at the bigger picture, it may also provide important... Read more