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World markets resilient in August Global markets ended August slightly positive, as early gains were partially offset by volatility toward month-end. U.S. equity markets posted small increases in August. The S&P 500 Index closed the period up 0.14 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.26 percent, […]
General market news The yield on the 10-year Treasury jumped as high as 1.63 percent after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech on Friday, yet it was as low as 1.53 percent as the market tried to assess the meaning of the language in her speech. On Monday […]
General market news The 10-year Treasury yield opened at 1.59 percent early Monday and quickly dropped to 1.54 percent. (It had opened last Monday at 1.50 percent.) The range of 1.58‒1.60 percent seems to be the ceiling for the 10-year, and we think this could continue for some […]
General market news The 10-year Treasury yield opened at 1.59 percent early Monday morning, after starting last week at 1.45 percent. The decent unemployment numbers released on Friday account for much of the move higher. The 30-year yield opened at 2.30 percent, up from 2.18 percent last Monday, […]
Markets move up around the world Equity markets around the world performed well in July, as positive U.S. economic developments combined with less-negative-than-expected international news to drive renewed investor confidence. The S&P 500 Index ended the month up 3.69 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained slightly […]
Monthly Updates on Vimeo Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses the markets and economy in July. Both domestic and international markets had a strong month. Improving fundamentals, including job growth and consumer spending, helped boost investor confidence. Still, economic growth in the first half of the year was disappointing, […]