Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 27th

Stocks fell over the week as new COVID-19 cases surged in the US driving investors’ concerns that the reopening of businesses across the US may be slowed.  The S&P 500 fell 2.9% and the Dow sank 3.3% for the week.  Abroad, the FTSE All World Ex US was down 1.1% for the week.  The yield on the 10-year Treasury eased to finish the week at 0.64% from 0.70% the previous week.

Survey data showed business activity declined at a more gradual rate around the globe suggesting the recent economic weakness could be bottoming out.

US jobless claims held steady with 1.5M new claims.

The Fed capped the amount of dividends banks can pay out and suspended their ability to buy back shares to ensure they had sufficient liquidity to meet potential losses arising from the coronavirus.

Consumer spending rose 8.2% in May, a record.

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