Volatile week for U.S. stock markets. Increasing 4.6% on Monday following Chairman Powell’s Friday statement reassuring the markets that the Fed will act to maintain the expansion, the S&P 500 Index fell 2.8% on Tuesday on increasing coronavirus concerns despite the U.S. Federal reserve bank unexpectedly cutting the Fed Funds target rate by 50bps that same day. Wednesday’s news of an $8 billion emergency spending bill moving through Congress and increased expectations of further rate cuts combined with global central bank accommodation and global fiscal stimulus pushed the S&P 500 Index up 4.2% only to see those gains and more reversed on Thursday and Friday after reports of increased coronavirus cases in California, Seattle and New York. Down almost 10bps through Wednesday, 10-year U.S. Treasury rates fell close to another 30bps through Friday with increasing expectations of more U.S. Federal Reserve rate cuts. At weeks end the 10-year U.S. Treasury rate was 39bps lower at a record low of 0.76%, the S&P 500 Index increased 0.6% to 2,972.37 and the U.S. dollar weakened over 2.2% (as measured by the DXY Index).