THE BLOG

Offering market updates from our partners at Commonwealth as well as knowledge and insight for our clients from Gallagher himself.

MARKET UPDATES

Weekly Market Update, October 15, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news • The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield reached a current cycle high of 3.25 percent last Tuesday. It then moved lower to 3.15 percent, where it opened on Monday morning. The 30-year opened at 3.32 percent, while the 2-year opened at 2.84 percent. The 2-year was as high as 2.90 […]

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Weekly Market Update, October 8, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news   •Rates have moved higher recently, and with the bond market closed on Monday, yields are as of October 5. The 10-year Treasury stands at 3.23 percent, and the 30-year and 2-year are at 3.40 percent and 2.88 percent, respectively. The yield curve—which had been flattening, leading to worries […]

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Weekly Market Update, October 1, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news • Volatility was back last week. The 10-year Treasury rate bounced between 3.11 percent and 3.02 percent. Given how flat the yield curve is today—with a difference of only 25 basis points between the 2-year and 10-year—a move of 9 basis points on the 10-year is significant. Further, the […]

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Weekly Market Update, September 24, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news   • Rates continue to move higher, testing certain resistance levels. The 10-year Treasury yield opened at 3.07 percent on Monday; less than a month ago, it was at 2.80 percent. The 2-year now stands at 2.80 percent, while the 30-year is at 3.20 percent. The difference in rates […]

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MARKET OBSERVATIONS

Weekly Market Update, August 27, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news   • On Monday morning, the 10-, 30-, and 2-year Treasuries opened at 2.81 percent, 2.96 percent, and 2.62 percent, respectively. The spread between the 2- and 10-year notes is again at its flattest level in this economic cycle. Historically, an inverted yield curve—where rates on the short end […]

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Market Observations for July 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher   Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for June. It was a mixed month, as U.S. markets went down with the Dow and up with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. Bond markets pulled back a bit on rising rates. There was also pullback abroad, in both […]

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Market Observations for June 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher   Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for May. It was a good month, continuing the recovery from the pullback we saw at the start of the year. In the U.S., markets were up almost across the board. Consumers continue to spend, and businesses remain confident—with manufacturing […]

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Market Observations for May 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher   Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for April. It was a good month, as both U.S. and developed markets were up. This news was encouraging, indicating that the economy seems to be bouncing back after two down months. In fact, the fundamentals are quite strong, with […]

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MARK'S MESSAGE

2018 Outlook: Moving into the End of the Cycle

Presented by Mark Gallagher As 2018 begins, the good economic news continues. Companies are hiring, both consumers and businesses feel confident, and economic growth is good and getting better. Even as conditions remain very positive, though, there are signs that the trend is changing. Job growth is slowing as we run out of available workers, […]

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Equifax Breach Affects 143 Million Consumers

Presented by Mark Gallagher, As part of our ongoing efforts to help keep your personal information as safe as possible, we want to remind you to stay on the lookout for the many security threats making the rounds in cyberspace today. Recently, we learned about a massive Equifax breach in which more than 143 million […]

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6th Annual Cody’s Dash for Down Syndrome

Help us support the 6th Annual Cody’s Dash for Down Syndrome. Where: Ten Thousand Villages on Selby Avenue. When: Friday, April 21st from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 10 – 20% of sales go to support Cody’s Dash! More information here.

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