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, August 6, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news   • After jumping as high as 3.01 percent last Wednesday—the same day that the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided not to raise rates—the yield for the 10-year Treasury opened at 2.95 percent this morning. The yield for the 30- and 2-year Treasuries opened at 3.09 percent and 2.64 percent, […]

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Market Update for the Month Ending July 31, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher Strong July for global markets Global markets had a strong July, rebounding from a volatile June. Here in the U.S., the S&P 500 Index gained 3.72 percent while the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 4.83 percent. The Nasdaq lagged its counterparts with a gain of 2.19 percent, after a technology sell-off […]

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Weekly Market Update, July 30, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher General market news • Rates were up across the curve last week, as the 10-year, 30-year, and 2-year Treasuries reached 2.98 percent, 3.10 percent, and 2.67 percent, respectively. The yield curve did steepen, but it remains close to cycle lows. With the recent market resistance, it will be interesting to see if […]

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Weekly Market Update, July 23, 2018

Presented by Mark Gallagher                               General market news • The long end of the Treasury yield curve rose last week. The 10-year Treasury note opened at 2.89 percent on Monday, while the 30-year Treasury bond started at 3.03 percent. These are the highest yields for the long end of the curve in nearly a month. • U.S. markets […]

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MARKET OBSERVATIONS

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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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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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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