Monthly Archives: August 2016

Endowment Wealth Management Weekly Capital Markets Update for Week Ended 8/26/2016

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Among equities, European markets turned in a positive week, led by Italy, Spain, and Greece. France and Germany were the laggards, posting modest losses. US equities were largely unchanged, with small caps outperforming large caps. Emerging market equities were broadly lower. Treasury yields remained range bound. 10-year Treasury yields traded between 1.55 and 1.60% through Thursday, much as they have all month. Crude oil followed through on its sell ...

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Endowment Wealth Management Weekly Capital Markets Update for Week Ended 8/19/2016

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Among equities, large caps under-performed small caps, value stocks led growth stocks, domestic stocks outperformed international stocks, and emerging markets performed mostly in-line with developed markets. Treasury yields rose. The 10-year Treasury yield gained, ending roughly around 1.57%, driven by solid domestic economic data released. Commodity indices were mixed. Crude oil prices steadily rose, while gold showed a more modest gain, and silver l...

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Endowment Wealth Management Weekly Capital Markets Update for Week Ended 8/12/2016

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Among equities, Germany, Japan, and China led global markets with strong positive returns, whereas domestic equities were modestly positive. The Treasury curve remained largely unchanged, with the yield on the 10-year falling just two basis points through Thursday. The US Dollar ended lower against a basket of major trade partners’ currencies, though it continues to rally against the pound as the UK embarks on its QE program. Commodities are down...

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EWM Macro Recap-July 2016

Domestic equity markets were broadly higher in July, breaking out to the first new highs in more than a year. Although the last weeks of June brought heightened volatility due to the surprising outcome of the Brexit referendum, equities started off on a positive note in the second half of the year. Whereas economic growth globally remains muddled, better-than-expected earnings reports for the second quarter helped propel stock prices higher. Investors remain rightly concerned, however, about glo...

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Endowment Wealth Management Weekly Capital Markets Update for Week Ended 8/5/2016

WEEKLY CAPITAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS: Stocks marched higher for the second consecutive week. Among equities, small caps under performed large caps; value stocks under performed growth stocks, and domestic stocks outperformed international equities. Developed markets under performed emerging markets. Treasury prices were little changed. The yield on the 10-year T-note rose modestly. Commodity indices declined, with energy, grains, and industrial metals all posting losses. The dolla...

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