Our 2023 Investing Outlook started with a theme of returning to normalcy. Considering 2022’s market volatility and the after effects of the pandemic, the idea of finding balance was certainly a welcomed change. It’s a theme we could all embrace six months ago and what we will continue to rally around through year-end. That’s not to say that 2023 hasn’t come with its own set of challenges. We saw two regional banks fail in rapid-fire succession in March—and another closed its doors in May. Collectively representing over $530 billion in assets, the trio ranks as the second, third, and fourth largest bank failures to date. We also held our breath as a last-minute deal to raise the debt limit came together as the clock ticked closer to default. Despite the market gyrations these events caused and a banking sector still on tenterhooks, the overall financial system seems stable.
LPL Research’s Mid-Year Outlook 2023: A Path Toward Stability provides insights that will help position investors, along with guidance from their financial professional, to achieve their goals.