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Monday, March 13, 2017

U.S. equities finished the week flat while new jobs data paved the way for a Federal Reserve rate hike. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones all experienced a slight loss. Oil took a dive hitting its lowest point since December 2016. Gold also dropped as expectations of a rate rise continue to grow. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.58%.

Monday, March 6, 2017

U.S. equities finished slightly up for the period with the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all posting gains. Gold was lower for the week following its largest daily decline of 2017. Oil also dropped. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.49%.

Monday, February 27, 2017

U.S. equities, as well as oil, experienced a relatively flat week as the earnings season continued to wind down. Gold finished higher after reaching a three-month high during the period. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.32%.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It was a strong week for U.S. equities with the Nasdaq, Dow Jones and S&P 500 all experiencing gains and the latter two breaking records. Oil prices dipped and gold was slightly up. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.42%.

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. equity indexes posted gains for the week as expressed by the Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S&P 500. Oil slightly dipped during the period and gold finished higher. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.41%.

Monday, February 6, 2017

During another politically focused period, U.S. equity markets experienced a flat week while both gold and oil finished higher. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.47%.

Monday, January 30, 2017

It was a strong week for the U.S. equity market with the Dow Jones industrial setting a new record and breaking through 20,000. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were also up. Gold dipped and oil concluded the period with a gain. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.49%.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Major U.S. equity indexes dipped during inauguration week with the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq each posting a slight loss. Oil was also down, gold finished higher. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.47%.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It was a relatively flat week for U.S. equity markets following the post-election rally. The key tailwinds for stocks remain the reflation theme, positioning and better economic data. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.39%. Oil was flat and gold was slightly up as investors shift their attention toward earnings season.

Monday, January 9, 2017

U.S. equity indexes ticked up during the period with the Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all posting gains. Gold advanced and oil was slightly down. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield ended the week at approximately 2.41%.

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