The CCI is a weekly measure of the conditions that underpin our outlook for the markets and
economy. It provides real-time insight into the trends that shape our recommended actions to
manage portfolios and has proven to be a useful investment decision-making tool.
LPL Financial Research forecasts economic growth, as measured by real gross domestic product
(GDP), to accelerate from the 2% pace of recent years to 3% in 2014. This marks our first
above-consensus annual forecast on GDP in many years.