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OUR FINAL FOUR FOR THE U.S. ECONOMY

Economic Commentary |

Wall Street is watching a litany of telling economic and market signals, but the rest of the world is watching college basketball.

Four teams will be left standing after tonight (April 1) in both the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball championships, and new national champions will be crowned in just a week. A few upsets have happened this quarter, and both brackets and economic forecasts have been busted. As investors sift through conflicting signals in economic and market data, we thought we’d highlight our own Final Four, or the four biggest catalysts we think could jump-start economic growth nearly 10 years into this expansion.

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John Lynch Chief Investment Strategist, LPL Financial

Barry Gilbert, PhD, CFA Asset Allocation Strategist, LPL Financial

Callie Cox, Senior Analyst, LPL Financial