Weekly Economic Update 7-23-18

Last week stocks held their own for the most part, with the Dow and S&P 500 posting marginal gains. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell slightly, while the small caps of the Russell 2000 gained better than half a percent and the Global Dow jumped ahead about a quarter of a percent. Both the dollar and government bond prices reacted to President Trump’s criticism of the Fed for raising interest rates, while claiming the
European Union and China were “manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower.” The dollar fell nearly 7.0% and the yield on 10-year Treasuries increased 6 basis points as bond prices fell. Click here for the full market update.