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Weekly Commentary

Monday, April 20, 2015

What looked like a decent week in the equity markets was derailed by Friday’s global selloff. Heightened concerns over a Greek default combined with news that China had tightened restrictions on margin lending to send investors in search of safe havens. The interest rate on the benchmark ten-year Treasury drifted lower over the week, while yield on ten-year German bunds set a series of all-time lows and settled at about 0.08%.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Major domestic equity indexes continued to make up ground lost during March, posting a second consecutive week of gains to inch closer to record highs. European stocks, meanwhile, extended its surge into unchartered territory on the back of central bank accommodation.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Major domestic equity indexes continued to make up ground lost during March, posting a second consecutive week of gains to inch closer to record highs. European stocks, meanwhile, extended its surge into unchartered territory on the back of central bank accommodation.

Monday, April 06, 2015

After a disappointing March, major domestic indexes were up slightly during the holiday-shortened week, though choppiness remained a key theme. U.S. Treasury bonds, meanwhile, rallied as lukewarm data flow had investors rethinking the timing of a Fed rate hike.

Monday, March 30, 2015

U.S. stocks finished the week in the red, pulled down by geopolitical concerns and worries over sluggish profit earnings. Markets in Europe and Asia were mixed, with Shanghai again the leader. The yield on the widely watched ten-year U.S. Treasury started the week at 1.89%, and rose slightly to 1.96%. Oil prices posted a gain, getting a temporary lift from rising tensions in Yemen.

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