Market Commentary: Earnings Reports Spur Market Momentum

Led by decent corporate earnings reports, the S&P 500 index powered to a new all-time high this week, closing at 1759.70, up 0.88%. Government bond yields continued their two-month descent, with the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury ...

Market Commentary: Congress Kicks the Can

Investors cheered the agreement to kick the can on short-term government funding until Jan. 15 — thereby ending the shutdown — and to extend the debt ceiling until Feb. 7. So the never-ending budget debate in Washington is not over by any means, ...

Market Commentary: Budget Battle Takes Toll on the Markets

The partial government shutdown and debt ceiling debates are starting to take a toll on the financial markets, sending stocks down 0.04% on the week to close at 1,690.50 on the S&P 500 index. U.S. Treasury bonds were mixed, with the yield on ...

Market Commentary: Syrian News Sends Stocks Higher

Spurred by the reduced probability of a U.S. strike against the Syrian military, stocks rallied this week. The S&P 500 index advanced 2.03% on the week to close at 1,688. U.S. Treasury yields drifted lower, with the yield on the 10-year ...

Monthly Market Commentary: Vacation’s Over

All eyes are on the Federal Open Market Committee as the markets and investors await word on the possible tapering of the Federal Reserve’s Bond Buying Program. USAA’s Dan Denbow highlights positive and negative headwinds facing the ...

Vacations Over: Stock Market Takes a Nose Dive

Stocks and bonds tumbled worldwide this week, as investors reacted to stretched valuations and the ongoing fear of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s “tapering.” As early as September, the Fed may reduce its $85 billion monthly rate of ...

Market Watch: US and European Economies

Investors continue to follow the markets with eyes wide open. One eye is focused on Europe, where leaders of the European Union try and cobble together a comprehensive plan to contain rising sovereign debt costs in its weaker economies, deal ...