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    January Roars Out of the Gate

    Global equities rose from a week ago as the US economy grew at a faster pace than expected. Compared with last Friday, the yield on the US 10-year Treasury note was slightly higher at 3.52%, while the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell slightly to 80.1. Volatility, as measured by…

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    Turning the Corner

    SPECIAL NOTE: If you have not done so already, please call Glen, Mike, Joe or Nels to book your annual review meeting. Global equities were marginally higher this past week as the earnings season started in earnest. Investors appear to have interpreted soft US economic data as good news for equities and a sign that…

  3. Strong Start to 2023

    SPECIAL NOTE: if you haven’t done so already, please call Glen, Mike, Joe, or Nels to book your annual review meeting.   Global equities were higher on the week amid further evidence that US inflation continues to slow. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note fell 0.13% from the week before to 3.47%, while…

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    Strong Start to the New Year

    At the close of business last Friday, global equities were higher for the first week of the new year. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note declined 163 basis points to 3.60% since our report while the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell $4.50 to $74.75. Volatility, as measured…

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    Hawkish Fed Spooks Markets

    At the close of business last Friday, global equities were sharply lower on the week after hawkish rhetoric from the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank dispelled the notion of a dovish central bank pivot any time soon. The yield on the 10-year note was little changed at 3.52% while the price of…

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    Awaiting CPI and the Fed

    At the close of business last Friday, global equities fell on the week amid slowing growth and dwindling optimism over the potential for a dovish pivot by the US Federal Reserve. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note declined 4 basis points to 3.53% while the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate…

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    Market Recovery Continues

    At the close of business last Friday, global equities made another week of gains. However, they did shed some of their early-week gains on Thursday and Friday. Yields rose after Friday’s data was released. The yield on the US 10-year note ended at 3.57% from 3.71% before the Thanksgiving holiday while the price of a…

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    Markets Move Higher

    At the close of business last Friday, global equities were higher on the week. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.71% from Friday’s 3.79% while the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil slipped $1 to $77.50. Volatility, as measured by the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), fell to…

  9. Federal Reserve Didn’t Pivot

    SPECIAL NOTE: We are taking a break from the weekly newsletter. We will be on vacation and will resume our newsletter on November 27th. At the close of business last Friday, global equities were lower on the week as the US Federal Reserve threw cold water on the notion that it is contemplating a dovish…

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    Central Banks Nearing End of Increases

    At the close of business last Friday, global equities were higher on the week. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note dropped to just below 4% from 4.25% a week ago. The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil rose to $88.15 from $85.75 last Friday while volatility, as measured by…

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    Rally In US Equities Continues

    At the close of business last Friday, global equities were higher on the week while the yield on the US 10-year Treasury note rose sharply to 4.25% from 4.02% last Friday. The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil was little changed at $85.75. Volatility, as measured by the Cboe Volatility Index…

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    Will the US Federal Reserve Pivot?

    At the close of business last Friday, global equities rose on the week, reversing sharp losses posted after hotter-than-expected United States inflation data. The yield on the US 10-year note rose to 4.02% from 3.89% last Friday. The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil slipped to $86.25 from $90.15. Volatility, as…

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