Stubborn Markets Didn't Slow These Companies Down

The broad markets finished the day close to where they began, with macroeconomic news staying on the sidelines and out of mind. Market confidence remained steady with the 10-year Treasury yields slowly increasing and the S&P 500 Volatility Index decreasing, lowering 15% over the past month. The S&P 500 closed the day above 1,400, but a long-term rally is far from certain. Check out the video below for more insight into today's news and market movers.

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