Weekly Market Commentary

June 28, 2016

The traditional set of dominoes features 28 pieces which, as with the 28-member European Union, you can set on edge in such a way that one might topple independently or it might cause all the others to fall down.

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June 21, 2016

As of 1pm EDT on June 24, 2016 10 Year US Treasury Bonds are trading at 1.57% and 30 Year US Treasury Bonds are trading at 2.42%, up 18 and 13 basis points respectively, the Dow Jones is down 528 and the long end of the municipal bond market is up 15 – 18 basis points.

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June 14, 2016

Dot plots are graphs with bullet-like data points marked with labels such as dates and rates, and they enable statisticians to visualize patterns and assess probabilities. The most famous is included in the Federal Open Market Committee’s Summary of Economic Projections.

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June 07, 2016

June has arrived, and with it come celebrations of graduations and weddings. The traditional Polish toast on these happy occasions is “Sto lat” (One Hundred Years), the song expressing a heartfelt wish for a long, happy and healthy life.

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May 31, 2016

For sports fans, this is like a week-long Las Vegas buffet, with numerous upcoming sports events. Political gluttons, however, will argue that the only events to watch begin next week with the presidential primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and the Dakotas.

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May 24, 2016

Thirty times a day in ceremony after ceremony on the scenic and hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, visitors hear a three rifle volley salute followed by the 24 mournful notes of “Taps” honoring a fallen hero.

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