Market Week: October 12, 2015

Market Week: October 12, 2015


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Market Week: October 12, 2015
Old 10-12-2015, 03:23 PM
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As of market close October 9, 2015 - Investors, possibly feeling comfortable that interest rates will not be raised in the near future, kicked back into the equities markets as each of the indexes listed here posted gains over the prior week. The minutes from the last Fed meeting confirmed that interest rates would remain at their current levels for the near term due to concern over persistently low inflation figures. Equity gains this past week also pushed the indexes listed here (excluding Nasdaq, which is ahead of last year) closer to their 2014 year-end levels. The yield on U.S. 10-year Treasury bonds increased over the prior week as investors undoubtedly shifted their investment dollars to equities causing bond prices to fall.

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