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Weekly Market Update for May 27th, 2019

General market news Last week, rates continued to move lower across the curve. The 10-year Treasury, which was as high as 2.47 percent a little over two weeks ago, opened at 2.28 percent early Monday morning. Last week, the 30-year Treasury was at 2.85 percent and was as high as 3 percent four weeks ago;

Weekly Market Update for May 13th, 2019

General market news Treasuries experienced some elevated volatility last week, with the U.S.-China trade talks and the newly imposed tariffs sending money to safety. The 10-year Treasury was as high as 2.48 percent last week and 2.54 percent the week before. It opened early Monday at 2.41 percent. The short end of the curve remains

Weekly Market Update for May 6th, 2019

General market news Rates were very volatile last week, with the 10-year Treasury hitting a low of 2.46 percent on Wednesday and a high of 2.56 percent on Friday. Concerns over trade talks with China drove rates down over the weekend, with the 10-year starting the week at 2.48 percent. S. markets were mixed last

Market Update for the Month Ending May 31, 2017

Positive month for markets as risks recede The three major U.S. stock indices did well in May. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished May with a 0.71-percent gain, and the S&P 500 Index rose 1.41 percent. Leading the pack was the Nasdaq, which was up 2.67 percent. Improving fundamentals drove gains. FactSet reported that, as

Market Thoughts for May 2014

Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network, discusses the state of the U.S. economy, employment, and equity markets.  He also offers his thoughts on market volatility and potential risks.  Follow Brad at

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