Weekly Commentary

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Markets rose over a holiday-shortened week, absorbing the ambivalent China-United States trade talks, and then digesting strong U.S. jobs growth.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Stocks retreated for the week in China and the United States as investors awaited progress in trade talks at the G20 summit. Nevertheless, the S&P 500 booked a 17% YTD gain, its best first-half finish in 22 years.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Stocks marked their third straight week of gains, with help from supportive central bank messaging. Treasurys were stronger, with the yield curve steepening again.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Despite a Friday pick-up, global stocks declined in a week largely devoid of meaningful directional drivers.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Stocks rallied, and the S&P 500 saw its best weekly gain of the year, as investors bet that economic slowing would prompt a rate cut from the Federal Reserve.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Stocks and bonds fell around the world after the Trump administration announced tariffs on all Mexican imports.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Global stocks were down for the week, unable to bounce back after Monday’s steep decline.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Most stock indexes were down for the week, with trade-sensitive materials and technology as the worst performers.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Most stock indexes were flat or down for the week; markets dipped in reaction to U.S. manufacturing data and to the FOMC decision to stand pat on interest rates.

Monday, April 29, 2019

U.S. stocks ended strong with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite hitting record-high closes on a host of earnings beats and strong economic readings.


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