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Monday, October 14, 2019

U.S. equities finished a generally positive week with a strong rally on Friday on news that the U.S. and China reached a “phase one” trade agreement.

Monday, October 7, 2019

U.S. equities finished a tumultuous week on a positive note, as a strong U.S. jobs report and prospects for a another Fed Funds rate cut in October managed to quell mid-week jitters caused by disappointing U.S. manufacturing and services sectors releases.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Stocks retreated across the globe for a second week; volatility intensified as investors weighed the latest twist in U.S.–China trade relations and mixed economic data.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Stocks retreated as investors weighed the impacts of a U.S. rate cut, oil-supply shocks, repo volatility and disappointing trade developments.

Monday, September 16, 2019

U.S. stocks rose for a third consecutive week on thawing U.S.-China trade tensions and strong U.S. consumer spending data.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Stock markets advanced during a holiday-shortened week of upside headlines. Soft U.S. employment data increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would cut rates again at its September policy meeting.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

U.S. stocks posted their first weekly gain since July as global markets rallied and volatility declined. Overseas investors bid up U.S. stocks and bonds; renewed optimism about China trade talks also lifted stocks.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Stocks closed in the red on what would have been a positive week after renewed U.S.-China trade tensions on Friday sent jitters across markets.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Stocks ended another volatile week in the red. Investors got spooked by an inversion of the two-to-ten-year U.S. Treasury yield spread, the first since 2007.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Stocks posted losses for the week, driven by eruptions of trade-war threats, disruptive White House tweets and a devaluation of China’s currency. Bond yields declined on the week.

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