Weekly Commentary

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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%.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Stocks dipped during the last trading session for 2016. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones all experienced a loss for the quiet period. Oil and gold were slightly up. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield ended the week at approximately 2.45%.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

U.S. equity indexes were slightly up at the end of a quiet week of trading with the S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones all experiencing slight gains. Oil and gold were both flat during the period. The 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield ended the week at approximately 2.54%.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Major U.S. equity indexes finished the week relatively flat following Wednesday’s largely predicted Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcement of a 25 basis point (bp) increase to the Fed funds rate.

Monday, December 12, 2016

After pausing last week, U.S. equity markets again resumed their post-election rally. Three of four major indexes closed at fresh all-time highs during the period – oil surged on a weekend OPEC deal that sent crude oil to nearly $57.

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