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The Market Week in Review

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  The stock market finished the week higher as a bounty of positive earnings reports and economic data drove major stock indices higher.  Interest rates were virtually unchanged from the week prior with the 10-year treasury yield dropping 1 basis point to 2.95%.  The spread between the 10-year treasury yield and the 2-year treasury yield widened by 3 basis points…

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The Market Week in Review

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  The stock market finished the week mixed as investors continue to digest earnings reports and conflicting economic data.  The tech-heavy Nasdaq index dropped over 1.0% largely due to Facebook stock dropping nearly 20% on lower than expected revenue and a poor outlook.  Interest rates rose with the 10-year treasury yield rising 7 basis points to 2.96%.  Yet, the spread…

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The Market Week in Review

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  Stocks finished the week mixed as investors digest earnings reports resulting in major indices finishing the week virtually flat.  Interest rates moved higher with the 10-year treasury yield reaching 2.89%, 6 basis points higher than the week prior.  The spread between the 10-year treasury yield and the 2-year treasury yield widened by 3 basis points, yet still is at…

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The Market Week in Review

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  The overall stock market finished significantly higher on the week as trade fears eased and earnings season kicked off.  Interest rates were unchanged from the week prior with the 10-year treasury yield holding its position at 2.83%.  However, the spread between the 2-year treasury yield and the 10-year treasury yield continues to flatten, dropping 4 basis points to a…

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The Market Week in Review

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  Stocks finished the week higher with small/mid-cap stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000, outpacing the other major indices as they saw less headwinds from international trade concerns.  The 10-year treasury yield continues to drop, falling 2 basis points on the week to 2.83%.  The spread between the 2-year treasury yield and the 10-year treasury yield also dropped by…