September update

Weekly Market Update for October 22nd, 2018

General market news The 10-year Treasury yield opened at 3.19 percent early Monday, while the 30-year opened at 3.37 percent and the 2-year at 2.90 percent. The yield curve flattened last week. It is off its recent lows of late September but lower than the level seen after the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised rates a

Weekly Market Update for September 10th, 2018

General market news Rates finished last week by moving higher. Short rates moved the most, as the 2-year Treasury yield opened on Monday at 2.70 percent. The 10-year had been at 2.80 percent a week and a half ago but opened Monday at 2.93 percent. The 30-year opened at 3.09 percent. The curve-flattening process is

Weekly Market Update for September 4th, 2018

General market news Volatility was back in rates last week. The 10-year Treasury yield went from as low as 2.80 percent to as high as 2.90 percent; it ended the week at 2.86 percent, where it opened on Monday. Meanwhile, the 30-year was at 2.95 percent early last week before selling for 3.03 percent midweek;

Weekly Market Update for September 25th, 2017

General market news Following the Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) announcement on Wednesday to leave interest rates unchanged (for now), the 10-year Treasury spiked to 2.28 percent, its highest point since August 16. It opened Monday at 2.24 percent. The 30-year briefly touched 2.83 percent last Wednesday before opening Monday at 2.78 percent. The 2-year spiked from

Weekly Market Update for September 18th, 2017

General market news The yield on the 10-year Treasury was back up to 2.20 percent early Monday morning, after being as low as 2.01 percent fewer than six trading days ago. The move from one support level to the next in such a short period leads us to believe that investors are uncertain about the

Weekly Market Update for September 11th, 2017

General market news Treasury yields were lower across the long end of the curve last week, with the 10-year at 2.01 percent and the 30-year back to pre-election levels at 2.63 percent. The 10-year Treasury opened Monday at 2.09 percent and the 30-year opened at 2.71 percent. It seems for now that the Federal Reserve

Weekly Market Update for September 5th, 2017

General market news The 10-year Treasury opened Monday morning at 2.13 percent, up from a low of 2.08 percent last week, which was its lowest level since November 10, 2016. The 30-year yield opened at 2.75 percent Monday, up from 2.68 percent last week. The 30-year last touched 2.71 percent back in June and is

Market Thoughts for September 2015

Brad McMillan, senior vice president, chief investment officer, at Commonwealth Financial Network®, discusses the shocking recent declines in U.S. and international markets and what caused them. He also provides an update on U.S. economic performance, highlighting an increase in job growth and consumer spending. Follow Brad at….

Risk Factor Update

Click here to download the PDF Economic Forecast: Continued Strength All of the major signs continue to be positive, with several indicators reaching multiyear highs. Economic growth remains well supported across the board. Although international turmoil is a risk, the domestic economy continues to move ahead strongly.

Market Thoughts for September 2014

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth Financial Network’s chief investment officer, provides an update on the financial markets and the U.S. economy, including potential risks. Follow Brad at

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