- US equities traded higher last week, with small caps up roughly 1.70% and large caps up 1.30%. The S&P 500 Index traded above its all-time closing high early in Friday’s trading. The emerging markets had a strong week as well, up more than 1.30%.
- The yield on the 10-year US Treasury Note traded in a relatively narrow range this week. It reached a peak of 1.81% early Monday and a low of 1.74% on Wednesday before finishing the week at the upper end of the range.
- The US dollar traded higher all week against a basket of currencies, reversing a downward trend that had been in place since late September.
- Gold traded mostly sideways for the first part of the week before a rally on Thursday and Friday pushed prices up more than 1%. The precious metal has traded right around the $1,500 level since early August, after rallying roughly 15% from late-May levels.
- Oil prices rallied more than $3 per barrel this week after the Energy Information Administration reported a surprise drop in US oil and oil product inventories on Wednesday. Prices have been rising slowly all month after falling from a three-month high in mid-September.
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