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Monday, October 2, 2017

U.S. equities notched up for the period as tensions with North Korea continued to escalate and Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term, but performed worse-than-expected, securing only 33% of the vote.

Monday, September 25, 2017

U.S. equities experienced a flat week as investors focused on outcomes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and persistent global tensions with North Korea.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Stock markets ignored shenanigans from North Korea to stage an impressive rally as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 posted fresh highs. Oil prices surged more than 4%, whereas gold retreated. Prices of U.S. Treasurys fell; the 10-year yield rose to 2.20%.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Stocks stumbled in a volatile week. Upbeat news of a debt-ceiling deal could not overcome North Korean negativity and the approach of Hurricane Irma. The ten-year U.S. Treasury yield fell to 2.05% as the U.S. dollar continued to slip against other major currencies.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

U.S. equities posted gains for the period despite tensions with North Korea and disastrous flooding in Texas.

Monday, August 28, 2017

U.S. equities finished the week higher amongst talk of a government shut down and Jackson Hole Fedspeak.

Monday, August 21, 2017

U.S. equities experienced a loss as the relationship between corporate America and the White House breaks down. Oil and gold both finished the period higher and the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield closed at approximately 2.19%.

Monday, August 14, 2017

U.S. equities fell during a week of geopolitical tension with the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq all posting a loss.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Nasdaq finished the week lower as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones posted gains during a period populated with mixed economic data.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Dow Jones gained some ground while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 dipped. Gold was up for the third week in a row and oil jumped.

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