Weekly Commentary

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Monday, March 27, 2017

The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones tumbled during a period populated with ongoing Fedspeak and White House debate over health care, tax reform and budget priorities. Gold advanced and oil prices dipped. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.41%.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) hiked rates 25 basis points (bps) in another stagnant week for U.S. equities. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones each ticked up slightly. Gold strongly jumped in reaction to the FOMC announcement, oil was down for the period. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.50%.

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%.

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