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Nuveen Evaluates Environment for Market Growth, Volatility

Posted by WrapManager's Investment Policy Committee

February 22, 2018

Stocks recover ground as the focus returns to fundamentals...

Stocks rebounded last week as investors appeared to return their focus to improving economic growth and solid corporate earnings. The S&P 500 Index jumped 4.4% and experienced its best week in more than five years. While stocks remain down for the month, they are back in positive territory for the year.

Volatility also declined last week as markets calmed down slightly. Treasury yields rose last week as the yield curve flattened. At one point, the 10-year Treasury yield climbed to 2.94% before declining. While we may see further market volatility, it appears the worst of the recent correction is in the rear view mirror

Read a summary of Nuveen Asset Management's weekly market review below, or download the entire investment commentary as a PDF.

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