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EWM Weekly Capital Market Highlights for Week Ended 6/21/2019

By June 24, 2019 July 1st, 2019 No Comments
  • Equity markets generally were up around the world, as central bank policies continue to be easy in the face of slowing growth and global trade wars. The S&P 500 Index hit a record high after the Fed;s hint of future rate cuts.
  • Emerging markets led the way, rising more than 4% this week, as investors’ risk appetite returned following the accommodative signals from the Fed and the ECB,
  • Volatility fell this week and the CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) was down more than 7%.
  • The US dollar was down slightly for the week.
  • Commodity prices were up during the week, led by a surge in oil prices.
  • Treasury yields declined across all maturities, with the yield on the 10-year US Treasury Note falling to its lowest level in two-and-a-half years. The yield curve continued to be inverted.

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