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, May 21, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news • The 10-year Treasury yield opened at 3.07 percent Monday morning, after being as high as 3.12 percent and as low as 2.94 percent last week. Meanwhile, the 30-year opened at 3.21 percent and the 2-year at 2.57 percent. Although the yield curve remains very flat, it has steepened […]

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Weekly Market Update, May 14, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news • The 10-year Treasury yield remained range-bound between 2.95 percent and 3 percent last week. Meanwhile, the 30-year opened Monday at 3.11 percent, and the 2-year stood at 2.53 percent. As the yield curve continues to flatten, the risk of an inverted yield curve—where short-term rates are higher than […]

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Weekly Market Update, May 7, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news   • The yield on the 10-year Treasury opened at 2.94 percent Monday morning, in line with where it spent most of last week. Meanwhile, the 30-year stood at 3.10 percent, while the 2-year was at 2.49 percent. The yield curve remains at its flattest level of this current […]

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Weekly Market Update, April 30, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news The 10-year Treasury yield briefly broke above 3 percent late last week, reaching 3.033 percent. The 30-year opened Monday at 3.13 percent, after being as high as 3.21 percent last week and below 3 percent a little over a week ago. The 2-year continued its steady climb, reaching […]

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MARKET OBSERVATIONS

Market Observations for April 2018

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the market and economic news for March. Last month, both U.S. and international markets saw losses. It was the second down month in a row, something we haven’t seen in a while. This was due, in part, to markets becoming uncertain on the news of tariffs on China—which rattled companies […]

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MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR MARCH 2018

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps the economic news for February. Last month, there was a 10-percent market drawdown in the U.S., something we haven’t seen for almost two years. Although many were worried that this was the “big one,” the markets recovered more than half of their losses by month-end, and the economic fundamentals remain […]

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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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