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  • U.S. equities rise on vaccine hopes

    U.S. equities rise on vaccine hopes

    The major U.S. equity indices moved higher on the week as optimism over the prospects of the development of an effective COVID-19 vaccine buoyed investor sentiment despite rising tensions between...

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  • U.S./China tensions reignite

    U.S./China tensions reignite

    Major U.S. equity indices moved lower on the week as weakening domestic economic data and rising geopolitical tensions soured investor sentiment and jeopardized hopes for a V-shaped economic recovery.

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  • Unemployment rate spikes to 14.7%

    Unemployment rate spikes to 14.7%

    Major U.S. equity indices moved higher on the week, snapping a two-week streak of losses, as optimism grew over the prospects of effective COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.

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  • U.S. economy contracts in the first quarter

    U.S. economy contracts in the first quarter

    The major U.S. equity indices moved lower on the week as weak domestic economic data and rising tensions between the U.S. and China soured investor sentiment.

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  • Congress passes another spending bill

    Congress passes another spending bill

    The major U.S. equity indices fell last week as fears of a prolonged global slowdown soured investor sentiment despite the passing of a $484B federal spending bill.

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  • Equities rise amid weak economic data

    Equities rise amid weak economic data

    Despite weak domestic economic data, the three major U.S. equity indices moved higher for a second consecutive week as hope for a swift reopening of the U.S. economy improved investor sentiment.

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  • Fed provides more stimulus

    Fed provides more stimulus

    Global equities surged last week with the three major U.S. equity indices gaining over 10% on the week as a perceived easing of the COVID-19 outbreak in global hotspots outweighed worsening data.

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  • Jobless claims set new record

    Jobless claims set new record

    The major U.S. equity indices fell last week, capping an end to their worst quarterly performance since 2008, as renewed fears of a prolonged economic disruption weighed on investor sentiment.

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  • Congress passes stimulus bill

    Congress passes stimulus bill

    The Federal Reserve continued to deploy aggressive and extensive measures to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Fed, Congress provide stimulus

    Fed, Congress provide stimulus

    Global equities plummeted again last week as fears of a prolonged economic slowdown as a result of the COVID-19 virus took center stage and outweighed significant monetary policy changes.

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  • Fed cuts target range to 0% - 0.25%

    Fed cuts target range to 0% - 0.25%

    In a dramatic move on Sunday evening, the FOMC announced that it moved the target range for Federal Funds down to 0% - 0.25% and cut the discount window rate 1.50% to 0.25%.

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  • Yields plummet amid virus fears

    Yields plummet amid virus fears

    In one of the most volatile trading weeks on record, the major U.S. equity markets moved modestly higher, and U.S. Treasury yields plummeted.

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  • Equities, yields tumble as virus fears mount

    Equities, yields tumble as virus fears mount

    Global equity indices plummeted last week, sending the three major U.S. equity indices into correction territory, as the worsening COVID-19 outbreak dominated headlines.

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  • Renewed virus concerns rattle equities

    Renewed virus concerns rattle equities

    The major U.S. equity indices moved lower for the week for the first time since early February as the Wuhan coronavirus continued to spread across the globe.

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  • Equities continue to rally despite virus fears

    Equities continue to rally despite virus fears

    Despite global growth fears emanating from the worsening coronavirus outbreak in China and across the world, U.S. equities moved higher for a second week on the back of solid domestic economic data.

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  • Strong economic data outweighs virus fears

    Strong economic data outweighs virus fears

    Major U.S. equity indices rebounded last week, moving higher as a perceived moderation in the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Equities and yields fall as new virus spreads

    Equities and yields fall as new virus spreads

    Despite a strong start to fourth-quarter corporate earnings season, U.S. equities and Treasury yields tumbled last week as a worsening coronavirus outbreak in central China soured investor sentiment.

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  • Novel Coronavirus rattles markets

    Novel Coronavirus rattles markets

    U.S. equities decreased for the week as fears stemming from a novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China dominated headlines and overshadowed the beginning of fourth-quarter corporate earnings season.

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  • U.S./China sign phase-one agreement

    U.S./China sign phase-one agreement

    U.S. equities continued their move higher to start the year setting new all-time highs as the signing of the phase-one U.S./China trade deal.

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  • U.S./Iran tensions ease

    U.S./Iran tensions ease

    U.S. equities began the new year on solid footing, marching higher during the first full week of the year and pushing through all-time highs, as tensions between the U.S. and Iran appeared to ease.

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