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Weekly Market Commentary July 2, 2018

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary July 2, 2018

Stock markets finished the quarter on a down note. The S&P 500 and the global MSCI ACWI both dropped 1.3%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shrugged off higher inflation and rose 0.3% last week.

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Weekly Market Commentary June 25, 2018

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary June 25, 2018

Global stocks declined last week as the Trump administration’s rhetoric and proposals regarding global trade continued to concern investors. OPEC indicated it would increase oil production less than expected, and oil prices climbed between 3% and 5% depending on the market.

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Weekly Market Commentary June 18, 2018

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary June 18, 2018

Announcements by government officials led market news last week. The Fed announced another rate hike, a judge approved the AT&T-Time Warner merger, and the Trump administration announced sanctions against Chinese goods. The net impact on markets was minimal. The S&P 500 was basically unchanged. The global MSCI ACWI dropped 0.4%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index rose 0.1%.

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Weekly Market Commentary June 11, 2018

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary June 11, 2018

Strength in consumer stocks led markets higher last week. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%. The global MSCI ACWI increased 1.2%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index edged 0.2% lower.

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