Weekly Market Commentary

January 10, 2017

“Volatility” has been the byword for bonds since the November 8 election. The 10-year Treasury yield stood at 1.85% on November 8, rose to a high of 2.59% on December 15 and closed out the year at 2.44%.

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January 03, 2017

With the flip of a page, we began a new calendar year, a new tax year and, for many, a new fiscal year. We have a new Congress, the 115th, and a new president will be sworn in on January 20.

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December 20, 2016

It is an exceptionally merry Christmas at the U.S. stock exchanges this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq composite are extending a series of record highs in the post-election rally.

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December 13, 2016

Heading into the holidays and 2017’s Inauguration Day, major stock indices have risen between 5% and 8% since Election Day. The 10-year Treasury yield is up 34%, and the 10-year AAA municipal general obligation bond yield is up 38%.

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