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Monday, July 24, 2017

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ticked up while the Dow Jones lost some ground during a week focused on earnings commentary and political controversies.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones experienced their greatest weekly gains since May while the Nasdaq hit its biggest rise since December. Gold was also up and the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.33%.

Monday, July 10, 2017

U.S. equities bumped up during the holiday week with major indexes all posting slight gains. Oil and gold both lost ground.

Monday, July 3, 2017

U.S. equities and gold experienced a flat week as oil shot up following a significant cut in U.S. production. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.32%.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Oil lost ground during the week as gold and U.S. equities experienced modest gains. The S&P 500 was up for the second consecutive week with the Nasdaq and Dow Jones both also rising.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) hiked rates 25 basis points (bps) while the Nasdaq, oil and gold finished lower for the second consecutive week.

Monday, June 12, 2017

In a twist the favorite FANG tech stocks got slammed on Friday raising concerns about tech stocks in general that have dominated 2017’s market. Despite this U.S. equity markets finished flat; oil and gold dipped and the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.21%.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Disappointing job growth in May, though bond-friendly, is not likely to deter the Federal Reserve from a June rate hike or from its view that the 1Q17 slowdown was transitory. Globally, stock markets gave ground until Wednesday, then rallied to close the week on an upbeat note. Oil prices slid, giving back much of last week’s gains; gold was up modestly. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell to about 2.15% on soft hiring news.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Despite lighter trading ahead of the holiday weekend, U.S. stocks posted healthy gains as a strong earnings season wound down. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose slightly on the week.

Monday, May 22, 2017

U.S. equities demonstrated resilience bouncing back at the end of another period flooded with political headlines. Oil rallied as investors await the upcoming Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting.


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