Equity Markets Entered 2015 on a Volatile Note

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Equity markets entered 2015 on a volatile note, posting a series of large gains and losses throughout the first full trading week of the year; despite all the tumult, major domestic indexes ended flattish on the week. Oil prices continued to test new lows during the week, while Treasuries and other safe-haven sovereigns attracted investor interest; yield on the benchmark ten-year Treasury fell below 2% for the first time since October.

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