Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 3rd
Global markets fell over the week over concerns of a global trade war and the potential for a faster pace of interest rate increases by the Fed. The S&P 500 fell 2.0% and the Dow sank 3.0% for the week. Internationally, Japan % and Europe % for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury ended the week down slightly at 2.86%.
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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 24th
Stocks rallied to end the week as the advance in interest rates relaxed. The S&P 500 gained 0.6% and the Dow rose 0.4% for the week. Abroad, Japan climbed 0.8% and Europe edged up 0.1% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury ended flat for the week at 2.87%.
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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 17th
Global stocks rebounded strongly shrugging of weakness from earlier in the month. The S&P 500 and Dow rose 4.3% for the week. It was the best week for the S&P 500 in over 5 years. Internationally, Japan gained 1.6% and Europe surged 3.3% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury rose over the week to finish at 2.88%.
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Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 10th
Global stocks saw volatility return in a big way with huge day to day market swings. Global markets ended down significantly over the week. The S&P 500 and Dow both plunged 5.2% for the worst week in over two years. Internationally, Japan plummeted 8.1% and Europe sank 5.0% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury eased slightly ending the week at 2.83%. Oil fell 9.5% to $59.20 a barrel for its worst week in over two years.
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Tagged Bank of England, Dow, Europe, global, Government, Interest, Interest Rates, japan, Market, stocks