Markets ended the week roughly flat as we continue to grind our way through first-quarter earnings, which have thus far been better than expected and aided in pushing the market to all-time highs Wednesday. My portfolio closed some of the gap to SIXRX during the week.
We received news that we could have a U.S./China trade deal on our hands as soon as next week, likely keeping investors cautiously optimistic about expectations of future economic activity.
U.S. Treasury yields held steady at ~2.5% while gold prices ticked down to the ~$1,280 per ounce level. The dollar index held at ~97.5 level while WTI oil prices held at ~$62 to $63 per barrel.